Off-beat shots from Faversham life

Another chance to enjoy a day-by-day peep into the life of a community will be offered to visitors to this year’s Faversham Hop Festival.

The exhibition of scenes from Faversham life, taken on behalf of the 365 Project, will be held in the Assembly Rooms in Preston Street from 1st to 3rd September 2012.

It will include 365 selected pictures submitted to the project by 44 photographers over the period from 1st January to 31st December 2011 – one for each day of the year. In total, 74 photographers have submitted 1440 photographs.

A book containing the 365 photographs will be sold at the exhibition. The organisers are delighted to reveal that the foreword has been written by celebrity photographer Brian Aris.

Some of the pictures will also be available to buy as prints or canvases, both at the exhibition and later via the online Kent Photo Library.

A 2013 calendar including some of the popular scenes will also be on sale.

The 365 Project, launched in 2007, has proved a popular attraction for townspeople, who enjoy the chance to see unusual views of Faversham through the eyes of enthusiastic photographers. This year, for the first time, similar exhibitions will be held in Sheppey and Canterbury to showcase the pictures taken by supporters of each community.

Among the feedback from participating photographers involved with the Faversham project were:

 “I have taken part in ‘A year in the life of Faversham’ since its inception, and this year am also taking part in the Canterbury sister project. The project has been a great focus for my photography, encouraging me to take more pictures and experiment more. It has also made me look at the town in a different way; seeing things I wouldn’t normally have noticed. I’ve got a lot out of the project, not least the interaction with the community when out and about taking photographs. Long may the project keep going!”

The Year in the Life of Sheppey show is at Castle Connections in Queenborough from 21st to 23rd September, the Canterbury exhibition is in the Beaney Institute from 13th October to 11th November.

A Year in the Life is a community photography project designed to record a year in the life of Canterbury/Faversham/Sheppey during the course of 2011 through 365 photographs, one for each day of the year, taken by the residents. This unique project, which has been hugely successful in Faversham in 2008 and 2010, will show the different views, styles and feelings that each photographer brings in, creating a diary for today and a record for the future.


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