Chasing the Light & Walking with Cameras
Chasing the Light and Walking with Cameras is a 3-year project in Exeter and Devon that will provide 6, 14-week participatory photography programmes and 64 photo-walks.
CHASING THE LIGHT
Those taking part in the Chasing the Light programmes will engage in inspiring photo-dialogue exercises, which are devised to bring about discussion, teamwork, individual viewpoints and the space and time to develop their own photographic projects. In addition, they will learn & develop basic camera skills, build a portfolio of images, go on photography trips & community tours, work in a safe environment within small groups and be part of a creative activity.
Each 14-week photography programme is free to attend and they enables participants to create their own photo-story or photographic theme and build a portfolio of images. In addition, all participants have the opportunity to take part in the following activities:
In addition, each participant will also have the opportunity of creating and curating their own personalised photography book, that will contain up to 50 images that they have produced over the 14-weeks. These photo-books will act as physical memory item that can be shared with family and friends and can be used to bring about conversations about how the participant is feeling and what they have achieved.
WALKING WITH CAMERAS
The Walking with Cameras programme will provide an alternative means of social interaction and creative community engagement. Participants will be given the opportunity to visit a location for 2, 3 or 4 hours and create their own images or take part in a photographic task. The locations will be varied and will include local urban areas, country houses, farms, nature reserves, the coastline and the countryside. There will be 64 photography trips in total and we aim to have two per month.
The majority of these photo-walks will use digital cameras and each participant will have the opportunity of publishing their best images via Meridian Raw CIC’s Flickr Galleries (internet-based photography albums). This will enable all the participants taking part in the photo-walks to see and comment on other participants images and help create an ongoing dialogue.
There will be 2 participant curated exhibitions, the first will take place in July/August 2021 and will incorporate participants images from Chasing the Light 1, 2 and 3. The second exhibition will take place in December/January 2022 and will incorporate participants images from Chasing the Light 4, 5 and 6.
Free to attend
Length of project
3 Year project incorporating:
6,14-week photography programmes and 64 photo-walks
Chasing the Light 1 - starting March 2020
Walking with Cameras - starting January 2020
Dawn Over Pulpit Rock © Matt Lewis/Meridian Raw CIC 2019
Project Funded by
The National Lottery Community Fund