The Photo Centre collection encapsulates almost every aspect of life in Berwick between 1951, when David Smith founded his photojournalism business, until 2012 when his son Ian retired.
The exhibition will offer a glimpse into the lives of townspeople over the last 60 years. Aspects of everyday life such industries which once thrived in the town, shops, and leisure time activities ranging from darts teams to leek shows, with sit alongside the images the Smiths captured of news and life events.
The emphasis of the exhibition is people. Local visitors will see the familiar in the people and places shown in the images, but visitors will equally be able to share in the experience as the images will also offer fashions, styles and compositions they are familiar with from their own past.
Portrait of a Town has been commissioned by Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Record Office and curated by Cameron Robertson. It has been supported by Northumberland Archives, the Friends of Berwick & District Museum and Archives and the Community Foundation