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June 2021

Unlocked - ambitious exhibition plans for September

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As a group we have planned an exhibition as part of BEAT 2021. Given all the uncertainties due to Covid we had been exploring outdoor options for exhibiting and through a series of connections have ended up with Ealing Police Station agreeing we can use the front of their building as a canvas for our next exhibition! It is huge so will have quite an impact. The exhibition is called  ‘UNLOCKED – looking back, looking forward’ and is a reflection on the strange times we find ourselves in, the things we have noticed over the past year and our hopes for the future. 

Of course it is going to be more costly to pull off so we are in the process of raising funds for it. On contacting Ealing Council they now have their own crowdfunding page for community initiatives and projects and steered us in that direction. As part of that they will consider backing a project but like to see a group raising funds and demonstrating commitment themselves. So whilst we hadn't anticipated it this means we have ended up with a local crowdfunding page for Unlocked. Do go and have a look and if you'd like to support the group then do pledge. We are 10% of the way there at the time of writing this post.


Living Lockdown vol 2

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Sean McDonnell has been documenting life in the locale through lockdown. Having published a book of photographs for the first lockdown he has now published a second volume of photos taken between August 2020 and January 2021. You can order here and half the proceeds go to Ealing Foodbank. He presented this to the group at our June meeting.


6 months - Where did that go?!

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[shooting blind by Jonny Baker - June challenge]

Sorry for the lack of updates on the web site. I suddenly noticed 6 months has gone by without an update - ooops. The group has continued to meet on zoom and we've had some really good and stimulating evenings. 

January was a look back on photos from the previous year and we planned the year ahead.

February combined words and images inspired by Flip magazine

March was a presentation on workflow from Edmond and photos in response to the challenge Upside Down or One Colour

April was a presentation from Angelika on portraits and self portraits  and...

May invited people to bring back their responses to that with some really great photos shown

And June we were 'shooting blind' with a range of responses to that theme from randomising how to take photos, to not looking where to take photos or finding ways to lose clarity. All these were ways of losing control. Sean also shared volume two of his book series Living Lockdown (see separate post)

And every month we have been discussing plans for the exhibition Unlicked as part of BEAT 2021 (see separate post)

So that brings us up to date!