Taking Part by Image 17

144 PHOTOGRAPHS, 48 SPORTS GROUPS, 13 PHOTOGRAPHERS, 5 EXHIBITIONS, 1 BOROUGH

It’s been a year in the making and now our collaboration to photograph 48 sports groups in the London Borough of Waltham Forest has come together and will be touring in the run up to and during the Olympic Games.

I photographed Volleyball, Hockey, Taekwondo and Weight lifting.  It’s been an absolute privilage to be involved in this project and a mighty big thanks goes out to all the clubs who let me come along to observe their activities and shoot (I hope) some images that reflect the enthusiasm, passion and sheer dedication they have to their sport whether it’s to win medals, keep fit, or simply have fun.  Thank you!

Here are the selected shots for the exhibition and in the coming weeks I will publish some more images so do check back…

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Please visit the exhibitions because seeing the images in large format print beats a screen hands down!  And check out my fellow ‘Image 17ers’ images now at www.image17.co.uk.

The exhibition schedule, with different images at each venue, is as follows:

–  24 March – 22 April 2012

-Taking Part I – Leyton Library, High Road, London E10 5QH

–  5 May – 27 May 2012

-Taking Part II – North Chingford Library, The Green, London E4 7EN

–  9 June – 1 July 2012

-Taking Part III – Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, London E11 1HG

–  21 July – 19 August 2012

-Taking Part IV – Walthamstow Library, High Street, London E17 7JN

–  21 August – 16 September 2012

-Taking Part V – Walthamstow Library, High Street, London E17 7JN

 

More About Image 17

Image 17 is a group pf photographers who work together to capture and celebrate various aspects of lives in their local community of Waltham Forest.  The group met and formed in 2009, and have worked together on two large scale projects previously.  Photographers include Mark Burton, Claire Byrne, Udall Evans, Dan Green, Katherine Green, Paul Greenleaf, Fabien Ho, Matt Scandrett, Jo Sealy, Paula Smith, Matt Thompson, Nicola Tree and Simon Warren.

Visit us: www.image17.co.uk

 

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  1. admin March 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    **Update: BBC News Picture Editor Phil Coombes has posted about our project. Check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-17522598

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