Up & Away!

Rural Landscapes in C. H. Wood’s Aerial Photography

Here’s another virtual photographic display from Bradford Museums and Galleries. By far the biggest collection in Bradford Museums Photo Archive, which holds around half a million photographic negatives and prints, is that of renowned Bradford photographer C. H. Wood. Working through most of the twentieth century, one of his specialisms was aerial photography. Once our sites are open again, Up & Away will be on display until November.

Using the crystal clear aerial photographs of Bradford photographer C. H. Wood, this exhibition explores the green and pleasant land of Bradford and beyond from above.

Though the scenes shown in these photographs will be familiar, looking at them from above gives a new, fascinating perspective. These photographs, taken by Bradford-based pioneer aerial photographer C. H. Wood, give us an extraordinary view of twentieth-century Bradford, West Yorkshire and the North of England.

Bradford Museums and Galleries’ Photo Archive has an extensive collection of C. H. Wood photographs, many of which can be browsed and purchased online: photos.bradfordmuseums.org. A selection of prints and postcards are available to buy in the gift shop.