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Go See: Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: Somme 1916 at the Guildhall Yard

 Photographer Michael St Maur Sheil  

The ‘Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: Somme 1916’ exhibition at the Guildhall Yard, opened last week and runs until 5 July.  The outdoor exhibition will feature the evocative battlefield photographs of Michael St Maur Sheil, represented exclusively by Mary Evans, with contextual archive imagery from 100 years ago also provided by the library.  The exhibition forms part of a programme of events in the City of London to mark the centenary of the Battle of Somme.

Somme Exhibition GuildhallAccompanying the exhibition will be a lecture programme focused on the Somme and the year 1916.  Luci Gosling of Mary Evans Picture Library will be speaking on 22 June at St. Lawrence Jewry about the war pictures of the artist, Fortunino Matania.
For details on both the exhibition and the lectures, click here.

Somme exhibition Guildhall
All images by Paul Brown/Mary Evans Picture Library

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