A free exhibition of photographs by Johnny Fenn is taking place in Nunney Church until Saturday 31 August.
Johnny Fenn is a former Army Officer, having served the last 15 years in the Brigade of Gurkhas. His final tour was in Nepal as the senior officer at the British Camp in Pokhara where all Gurkha soldiers are recruited.
Johnny Fenn also had responsibility for ensuring the welfare of the 9,000 remaining ex-Gurkhas living in the hills of Nepal, who retired without a pension, utilising funds raised by the Gurkha Welfare Trust. Before that he was the British Military Advisor in West Africa.
During his service, he has served in Germany, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Canada, Turkey, Bosnia, Brunei, East Timor, Iraq, Nigeria (and every country in West Africa), Ethiopia and Nepal.
Johnny has always been a photographer since studying photography at school; working as a photographer for a Lincolnshire based newspaper; before going to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. During his time in the Army he ran photographic societies in Wiltshire, Nigeria and Nepal.
This exhibition is a body of work of images taken in the last year demonstrating the variety of work asked to undertake.
He is currently working on a commission to photograph well-known supporters of the Brigade of Gurkhas, and has photographed recently in Kensington Palace and the House of Lords.
To see more of Johnny’s work, visit www.johnnyfenn.co.uk.
For more information on the Gurkha Welfare Trust or to make a donation, go to www.gwt.org.uk.
The exhibition is in All Saints Church Nunney from Saturday 17 August, daily during normal opening hours (usually 9am – 5pm). Admission is free.
The display materials for this exhibition were kindly donated by Andy Whiting of Rage Displays in Bristol. This means that the church will be able to mount future exhibitions.
Ultimately, there are plans to create a visitor and heritage centre in the church as part of a planned £50,000 upgrade of its facilities.