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Revealing a different Preston as We Are Here photo exhibition opens

Posted on - 18th June, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Events, News, Photos, Preston City Centre
Opening night of the We Are Here exhibition Pic: Ellie Thurlwell

Opening night of the We Are Here exhibition Pic: Ellie Thurlwell

Sides of the city you don’t normally see have been captured by 200 disposable cameras.

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The project by the Foxton Centre saw the cameras given to a mix of age ranges from children to pensioners.

More than 3,000 images were printed and whittled down to 180 pictures by a panel of nine judges.

The public are now asked to select their 10 favourite photos during the exhibition in Dice and Donuts cafe in Butler Street, and Blog Preston has been given a selection of 10 to feature below.

Paul Thurlwell from the We Are Here project said: “The project has fulfilled the basic right of all citizens, irrespective of age, gender, race, wealth, ability, social position, religion or political affiliations, to access the tools and skills through which they can find strength in their own voice and represent themselves.

“The dual nature of photography as a tool to record fact and as a creative art form, and the power of the still image to communicate and leave a lasting impression whilst shedding light on and raising awareness of important social issues, cannot be underestimated, particularly in the fast paced modern day where video and social media dominate.”

Ten pictures on display

Preston Exhibition 043  Shenice Mason

Preston Exhibition 043 Shenice Mason

Preston Exhibition 161  Maddison Cushnaghan

Preston Exhibition 161 Maddison Cushnaghan

Preston Exhibition 138  Chunky Carter

Preston Exhibition 138 Chunky Carter

Preston Exhibition 006  Liz Willis

Preston Exhibition 006 Liz Willis

Preston Exhibition 014  Kerry Addison

Preston Exhibition 014 Kerry Addison

Preston Exhibition 034  Sam Winstanley

Preston Exhibition 034 Sam Winstanley

Preston Exhibition 070  Simon Humphries

Preston Exhibition 070 Simon Humphries

Preston Exhibition 087  Paul Holland

Preston Exhibition 087 Paul Holland

Preston Exhibition 062  Paul Hopkins

Preston Exhibition 062 Paul Hopkins

Preston Exhibition 045  Cheryl Hudson

Preston Exhibition 045 Cheryl Hudson

The exhibition on the first floor of the cafe runs until Monday 11 July.

Have you been to the exhibition? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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