A SOMERSET-based photographer will exhibit her photos of the 'devastating' floods from 2013-14 to mark ten years since they took place.

Matilda Temperley, a renowned local photographer, will showcase the photos at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury from Saturday, March 2 until Sunday, May 19.

The exhibit, entitled 'Under the Surface’, will feature photographs from Matilda's sold out publication ‘Under the Surface: Somerset Floods’, as well as exclusive unpublished colour photographs taken during that winter.

Also on display will be newly commissioned photographs, reflecting on changes to the Somerset landscape over the past decade.

Alongside the exhibition will be a programme of events and activities supported by Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA).

SRA Chair Councillor Mike Stanton said: "Somerset Rivers Authority came into existence because of the floods of 2013-14, and people involved with the SRA are still very strongly motivated by what happened then.

"Our main purpose is to reduce the risks and impacts of flooding across Somerset. We're supporting this exhibition because the more people understand how Somerset is threatened by flooding, the more we can do together to protect ourselves and to adapt."

Matilda Temperley said: “Ten years on from ‘Under the Surface’ climate change has meant flooding events around the globe are constantly in our news. This latest exhibition reflects on the impact of flooding on the Somerset Levels and successes and failures in flood management over the last decade.”

Exhibitions and Programme Manager Sarah Cox said: “This is the latest in a series of ambitious temporary exhibitions with a strong focus on communicating rural stories through art and photography.

"We are delighted to be collaborating with Matilda Temperley and the Somerset Rivers Authority to create an exhibition and events programme that will offer visitors a space to reflect on the important subject of flooding and its impact over the county.”