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‘The school tuck shop at break time’ . 1984 . Bolton School © Peter Marlow Foundation
The Peter Marlow Foundation encourages, examines and celebrates the photography of humanity, its impact and legacy. From early 2022 it will do this from a gallery based in Dungeness, Kent, housing an extensive archive and library, and offering workshops, exhibitions, residencies and talks to professionals, the public and schools.

The Peter Marlow Foundation aims to have an active gallery, workshop and residency space that will be well used by photographers, visitors to Dungeness and schools.

The gallery will be a destination for those interested in photography and a unique cultural space for visitors to Dungeness.

A space where photography is created as well as discussed, viewed and shared, a space to inspire a new generation of photographers.

The Foundation’s permanent photographic archive will contain an extensive collection of Peter Marlow’s work and archive material alongside work from other photographers.

The Foundation’s library will house a prestigious collection of Magnum photography books; one of the only libraries in the world containing such an extensive collection of Magnum books for research and education. All Magnum Estates and current photographers will be represented making this a unique asset accessible to all.

An extensive education and outreach programme will operate from the workshop and gallery space, in the surrounds of Kent and as outreach to local schools in the Kent area.

The Peter Marlow Fellowship will be awarded to eminent photographers and photography students. The aim is to support and encourage a new generation of social realist photographers and overlap skills and experience. The Foundation will offer four fellowships a year, providing a residency, accommodation and workspace at the Foundation, culminating in an exhibition at the gallery for all the year’s fellows.

In his lifetime Peter Marlow worked all over the world and his ever thoughtful photographs deal with close observation of the physical and personal landscape that is often overlooked. His lens was always on the human and social. The Foundation will continue in this spirit, providing a focus on social realism and people, both in the work it shares and in the activity it generates.

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'Overalls drying in Derek Jarman's Garden' . 2005 . Dungeness © Peter Marlow Foundation
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‘The school tuck shop at break time’ . 1984 . Bolton School © Peter Marlow Foundation
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'Overalls drying in Derek Jarman's Garden' . 2005 . Dungeness © Peter Marlow Foundation
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'Peter Marlow aboard the USS Kearsarge' . 1999 . US Navy © Peter Marlow Foundation
Peter Marlow Foundation Trustees:

Felix Naylor Marlow
Fiona Naylor
Fiona Parker
Max Naylor Marlow
Robert Husband
Tom Harvey

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'Peter Marlow aboard the USS Kearsarge' . 1999 . US Navy © Peter Marlow Foundation