OUR PEOPLE, OUR PLACES : In partnership with Appetite


In partnership with Appetite, we have been delivering a programme of workshops, photo-walks and visits, to enable more people to be involved in photography in the areas of Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme.

Participants have attended live and online workshops with artists and photographers Nilupa Yasmin, Clare Hewitt and Stephen Burke and have worked together and individually to create photographic works for exhibition and publication. 

The group includes 14 photographers.

The first public outcome is an exhibition at Newcastle Common gallery space, open to the public until the 31 January 2022.   Entitled ‘Light Over Winter’ the photographs exhibited include landscapes of familiar places and favourite spaces, new experimental techniques like lumen printing and photo weaving and personal projects that depict people’s experiences over the last year. All the photographs are made in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme and surrounding areas.

The photographers featuring in the exhibition are; Abigail Winkle, Andie Dale, Ashley Boote, Carol Gallagher, Charlies Taylor, Deb Shenton, Donna Aubrey, Ellie Comber, Jo Wade, Karen Hare, Sophia Khalid, Stephen Malkin, Tony Smith and Yavuz Selimhan Güler. 

The group will continue to meet during 2022 and will be working on a group publication for launch in the summer.

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