Fancy photographing for history


We hope you are safe and well. Here is an opportunity that may be of interest to you!

The first of four Open Calls for Picturing England’s High Streets, a major commission with Historic England that will see six artists undertaking residencies at high street locations across England has just been launched. The Open Calls for the photographer-in-residence programmes are linked to specific High Streets Heritage Action Zones, working with partners GRAIN Projects in Coventry and Stoke, and Open Eye Gallery in Chester and Prescot. They are looking for photographers whose practice is socially engaged to work with local communities to reimagine the high street, producing images which will become part of the Historic England Archive. The selected photographers will work with local communities to create a contemporary portrait of England's high streets between now and 2024.

Read more here to find out if this opportunity is right for you and how to apply! The deadline is the 26th May.

I belong to a photo club that has links to Redeye, which is like a support group for photographers in the North. We got the above email regarding an open call for photographers to get placements for 6 local history projects. Thought you lot might like to know. Ignore the arty but, I've been to some of their shows and they're not really that precious, well, apart from some of the Mancs. Google is your friend if you're interested and the links don't transfer.

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