Thank You

A HUGE thank you to everybody who visited the One Summer in Swineshead exhibition in the village’s stunning gallery, Arts Coritani. Check out the slide show below and this little time lapse film over on Instagram which will give you a flavour of the magical stuff that happens when you mix analogue technology and printed photographs with a space to share.

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An Invitation

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There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes of One Summer in Swineshead during the last few months and I am pleased to announce that we are now counting down to the project’s grande finale, a photographic exhibition at the village’s gallery, Arts Coritani.

I am very grateful to 2 of my photographer friends, Dave Overton who has recently retired from the University of Lincoln and Emma Georgiou who currently has her work on show at the Format photography festival, for helping me to make the final selection of photographs for the exhibition. It was a tough task as between them, the project’s participants had taken over 200 photographs, but after much deliberation, careful consideration and discussion we managed to agree on 26 images that we felt captured the essence of Swineshead life in the summer of 2014 perfectly.

Will you agree with our choices? The One Summer in Swineshead exhibition opens on Friday 10th April and runs until Thursday 23rd April (see the flyer above for more details). If you are unable to make it, you can view the complete archive of photographs taken during the project here.

Check out our On-line Gallery

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The complete archive of photographs taken during One Summer in Swineshead is now accessible on-line via Flickr.

The images are organised in albums, one for each of the 26 photographers who took part in the project. They can be found here

To view an album click on the cover photo to be redirected to the full set of images taken by that particular photographer. Click on each photograph to reveal the accompanying photo-log notes for an insight into the photographer’s intentions when creating the image.

Alternatively, rather than viewing the photographs album by album, visit the project’s photostream to view the archive in its entirety.

Bringing Photographs to Life

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On a cold, wet and windy Tuesday as the darkness of the night drew in, residents of Swineshead could have been forgiven for closing their curtains, cranking up their heating and settling down to a cosy evening in front of the TV. Most of them probably did, but an intrepid group of amateur photographers, accompanied by their families and enticed by the promise of tea and cake, braved the weather and headed for the Village Hall.

This was a very special evening, an evening that basked in the warm glow of summer despite the winter coats and miserable weather outside. It was the first chance for 26 people who shared 9 cameras to view their results at capturing ‘One Summer in Swineshead’ in photographic form.

Observing from the side-lines of the Village Hall I was struck by the intimacy of sharing real printed photographs; it was an evening of making connections with people and places, sharing stories and reminiscing, but most of all as one visitor remarked ‘bringing photographs to life’.

The full archive of photographs from the project will soon be available online, with an exhibition in the village to follow.

Photo credit: Philippa Parnell

And we’re off!

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Hello and welcome to the blog for the project ‘One Summer in Swineshead.’ Please use the tabs above to navigate this site to access information about the nuts and bolts of the project, how it’s been developed, the artist commissioned to deliver it and Transported, the organisation funding it.

There are 27 Swineshead residents poised for action, armed with disposable cameras and photo-logs to record and document one summer in Swineshead. Where will they go? What will they do? who will they meet? Watch this space over the next couple of months to see a unique photographic archive evolve.