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In pictures: A world first as photography parade hits streets of Preston

Posted on - 25th August, 2023 - 6:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
Organiser Garry Cook with a selection of the images Pic: Claire Griffiths

The world’s first photography parade took place in Preston last week.

The event – which happened on Saturday 19 August, World Photography Day – was part of Lancashire Photography Festival.

Around 30 people marched through the city’s streets and parks carrying their images on large protest boards.

Some of the images had been taken as part of the Preston Is My Paris and 48 Hours in Preston festival events.

Watch on Instagram: POV you’re in the world’s first photography parade

The parade, which was organised by Garry Cook, passed by many of the locations exhibiting images for the festival.

The aim was to get eyes on the arts and encourage people to join Preston’s creative community.

Read more: UK’s biggest outdoor photo festival creates Preston’s ‘Temple of Photography’

Photographer Claire Griffiths was on hand to capture the parade.

2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
By the Martin Parr exhibition in Avenham Park Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
An image from the Preston Is My Paris photoshoot Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
Getting interest in Winckley Street Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
By the Dougie Wallace exhibition in Fishergate Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
Even Wallace and Gromit got involved Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
By the Bobby Beasley exhibition at the Bus Station Pic: Claire Griffiths
2023 Preston Photography Parade Pic: Claire Griffiths
Pic: Claire Griffiths

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