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Evolution Explored

The work of internationally renowned photographers will reach new audiences on the streets of Shrewsbury in a special exhibition inspired by ‘Evolution’ and the town’s links to Charles Darwin.

Acclaimed photography agency Magnum Photos has curated an exhibition of stunning photographs made internationally renowned by the world’s leading photographers. ‘Evolution Explored, A Magnum Photos Exhibition’ will take place in the town of Darwin’s birth next year.

The project, the first of its kind for a UK town, will raise Shrewsbury’s profile nationally and internationally. It is a collaboration between Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID), The Hive Arts Centre, GRAIN Photography Hub and partners.

Launching on 9th February 2017 to coincide with International Darwin Day and Darwin’s birthday on 12th February, the free exhibition will be staged at two sites and run until 20th April. The exhibition also links to Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary which is to be marked by a series of international events, projects and partnerships.

Share your comments and pictures on social media using #EvolutionExplored.

For more information and to see more of the exhibition, visit the dedicated micro-site.


LON10446. The Natural History Galleries of the Horniman Museum in London, England. 1993. © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos            LON48608. Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire, England. From the book 'A to B tales of modern motoring’. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

The project partners would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of:




Shrewsbury Film Society