This book tells the story of several country shows held in various areas across Gloucestershire, in a set of striking black-and-white images by photographer Hollie Crawshaw. The personal images convey the people and livestock that attend these events and display how they are a fundamental part of countryside heritage. Attending numerous shows throughout the summer months, Hollie's photos explore the relationships between livestock owners and their animals, showing the special care and unique interaction they have with their stock. Through her photography, Hollie discovered steadfast rural traditions which are kept alive by those who attend today's modern shows. Country Shows of Gloucestershire illustrates these traditions and the heritage of the countryside, which is a spectacular asset that should be preserved for many years to come.
Hollie Crawshaw is a rural photographer based in Gloucestershire. With a keen interest in animals, her work focuses on this passion, often working within the agricultural sector. Her work has featured in several local national magazines, including BBC Countryfile online.