Canal & River Trust appoint resident photographer

Published: Wednesday, 09 June 2021

A RESIDENT photographer has been appointed by Canal & River Trust with an exhibition of his work presented.

JonathanGoldbergPhotographerThe waterway images of Jonathan Goldberg are being showcased in a special summer exhibition at the trust’s National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port.

Six months residency

Jonathan has been awarded a six months residency after winning first prize in the 2019 Flow Photo Competition, organised in partnership with the Future Water Association and Parker Harris. The judging panel were impressed by his 'highly individual, idiosyncratic angle on people engaging with water”.

The exhibition features nearly 40 photographs, taking inspiration from visits to canals in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Huddersfield, Sheffield, West Midlands, Gloucester and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales.

PhotographerAshtonCanalBroad range of leisure opportunities

 Jonathan, who is a portrait and documentary photographer based in London, relished the challenge, focusing on human interaction with the Trust’s 2,000 miles of waterways. His photos celebrate the broad range of leisure opportunities enjoyed by people, telling:

“My overall approach to this project has been about people who caught my eye, composed within a carefully considered environment. I love the way that you can walk or cycle along a canal and see so many eclectic views of people and boats. The slow pace of life feels therapeutic in today’s super-charged world. I can only hope my photos inspire others to extend their relationship with our unique, inland waterways.”


On view until August

Jonathan Goldberg’s photographic exhibition will be on view until Monday 9th August 2021 in the museum’s Island Warehouse.  Admission to the museum is £9.75 for adults, children £6 and families £25.