Derek Evans photographs of children form a distinctive portion of his body of work. He often chose them as subjects in their own right, or showed us an event through their own eyes.

These photographs often display Derek’s skill at allowing children to be themselves in front of the lens. His work is often candid and affectionate, but not mawkish, as realism is important to him too.

This exhibition could easily have been three times the size, but we hope this sequence successfully captures the best of Derek’s work about childhood, and effectively displays his vision of a distinctive era of pre-digital childhood imbued with an atmosphere of innocence, whether at play, at school or in the hop fields.