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One of the photographs on display in the Truth or Consequences exhibition

One of the photographs on display in the Truth or Consequences exhibition

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A town by the name of Truth or Consequences provided inspiration for the latest exhibition by Lancaster photographer Michael Swarbrick.

The unusual monicker of this faded frontier town in North America caught his eye as he read an article in the Miami Herald in 2010.

I read that work was due to begin there on the construction of Spaceport America home of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic which aims to take visitors on journeys to near space

“I read that work was due to begin there on the construction of Spaceport America home of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic which aims to take visitors on journeys to near space,” the photographer explains.

“So I decided to go and take a look with a view to documenting the changes over the coming years.”

Truth or Consequences is at The Dukes gallery in Lancaster until April 26.

It features photographs of the town, portraits and pictures of the spaceport under construction as well as a short film including interviews with local residents.

Michael has been a professional photographer for 12 years after studying photography at Lancaster & Morecambe College and Manchester Metropolitan University.

He has lived in America and has previously exhibited in Miami, New York and Brussels.

Truth or Consequences can be viewed in the gallery during normal opening hours but if you are making a special trip call the Box Office as the gallery is sometimes used for other activities.

Box Office: 01524 598500 or www.dukes-lancaster.org