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Collaborative photography project to commemorate centenary

Posted  22 May 2013 in News  
By Kate Clements
The Remembrance Image Project's website
The Remembrance Image Project’s website

The Remembrance Image Project, a photography initiative which has been launched to help commemorate the centenary of the First World War, is inviting people to get involved and contribute their own remembrance images.

The project has been set up by photographer Simon Gregor, who is aiming to visit a variety of First World War sites during the 2014-18 centenary, and capture images of them as they appear 100 years on.

Community groups are also encouraged to contact the project if they would be interested in having someone visit them to talk about its purpose, share some of the images captured so far, and learn how to get more involved.

Simon explains, “Some sites associated with the conflict are well-preserved, while others are fading with the passage of time. I hope not only to document some of these sites as they are now, but also to try to create images which reflect the emotion and impact that they hold. As the project develops, the aim is to present some of the images to school and community groups, and use these photos as a basis for promoting understanding and debate about the conflict, and the role of remembrance.

“The project also has a Twitter and Facebook presence, and I am really keen for people to link up with these, and use them as a way of sharing their own images of First World War remembrance – whether that be from a trip to a battlefield on foreign soil, or simply a local site here in the UK such as a war memorial or air raid site.”

Visit the project’s website

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