"In Search of Agenoria"

Welcome to "IN SEARCH OF AGENORIA" a photographic exploration of the Black Country landscape, in the Stour Valley region of the area.

The Exhibition "In Search of Agenoria" was first shown at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, in June 1994, and originally comprised of 62 framed Black & White images. The work is still occasionally updated.

The river Stour is a tributary of the Severn, in North Worcestershire & Staffordshire. This was an area of early industrialisation of the iron trade well before the growth Coalbrookdale, and the Ironbridge Gorge. It should not to be

confused with Constable's scenic Stour in Suffolk, instead we have a heroic River described by Nash in his history of Worcestershire in the 1790's as the hardest worked River in the Realm.

The photographs are my personal interpretation of this landscape and are the result of over 10 years research and image making.

Ian Grant

Straight to the images: The Exhibition