An Evening with Jack Lowe – The Lifeboat Station Project

Date: 25/04/2017
Location: Forum Cinema, Hexham
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Free entry to our members & their partners
Open to the public – £5 donation on the door, which will be given to the RNLI


The last night of our 2016-17 season sees us move to the Forum Cinema in Hexham for a keynote speech by Newcastle based photographer, Jack Lowe. From the tender age of 8, Jack had two major ambitions — to become a professional photographer and a lifeboatman.

Now he’s created one of the largest projects ever undertaken in the history of photography — a body of beautiful, engaging work that has become Jack’s full-time occupation.


Travelling in his mobile darkroom (a decommissioned NHS ambulance), Jack uses an ancient process to make photographs on glass as the Victorians used to between the 1850s and 1880s. By visiting all 238 RNLI Lifeboat Stations in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Jack is creating an unprecedented photographic documentation, immortalising a vital aspect of our island nation’s culture. Find out more about the project by visiting


The evening will also be combined with the Society’s awards night as well as a preview of next season’s syllabus.

This post was written by: Rob Halliburton on 12th, April 2017