We worked in Stonehouse during the pandemic to capture how local residents felt about their neighbourhood. Local resident and photographer Zuleika Fray worked with our team in distributing film cameras that allowed those that took part to record their day-to-day experiences. A series of workshops took place to discuss the project and themes, images were processed and those involved helped edit their favourite images for the production of a Zine.
Zuleika made portraits of everyone involved and we interviewed contributors to find out a bit more about what they loved about Stonehouse. The final images were exhibited in The Talk Shop window as a means for everyone in the neighbourhood to see the work during Covid restrictions on meeting in spaces. We printed the Zine which we distributed across the neighbourhood.
Subsequently we’ve been funded to work on We Live Here: Keyham and look forward to develop this pilot project in a a series of participatory photography workshops that allow local people to shout about where they love through creative photography.