INTERNATIONALLY renowned photographer Joe Cornish is set to give a speech for the Hexham and District Photographic Society.

The landscape photographer is giving the keynote address at the Annual Awards Ceremony, hosted by Hexham and District Photographic Society at the Forum Cinema on Thursday, September 29 at 7.30pm.

Hexham Courant: Derwent Water from Kings HowDerwent Water from Kings How (Image: Joe Cornish)

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Joe graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Reading in 1980 and has forged a stellar career in landscape photography, living and working from his base close to the North Yorks moors.

An innovator in colour travel and landscape photography, Joe's work has contributed to numerous books, book covers, magazine and articles over the last forty years.

Hexham Courant: Joe Cornish will give a speech at the Forum in HexhamJoe Cornish will give a speech at the Forum in Hexham (Image: Joe Cornish)

A keen walker and dedicated environmentalist, Joe has served as a judge of Landscape Photographer of the Year and Wildlife Photographer of the Year and is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

He now co-owns the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton, where a permanent collection of his prints is displayed and where he continues to host photographic and printing workshops.  Tickets for the event are £10, and are still available from the Forum in Hexham.