Come and join an adventure of discovery and photography in the glorious hills and valleys of rural England. Setting up shop in the same landscape that inspired James Herriot’s “All Creatures Great and Small”, one of the UK’s most dynamic regions will host Living Exposed’s next project – Exposure: The Yorkshire Dales, from September 11th to 18th, 2010.
The goal of the project is to collectively explore and experience “The Dales” using photography. Within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the fieldwork phase of the project will culminate in displaying a selection of the work at the Swaledale Museum in Reeth (on Saturday September 18th) and potentially into future exhibitions.
A project headquarters will be set up for a week in the village of Langthwaite within a large residential house. This will be a working space for everyone involved, and will also provide accommodation and meals for the team. Individuals will be supported to develop their own projects along with working together in small groups, while the team as a whole joins together to illuminate larger themes and concepts related to the region, its history, and its culture. In many ways, this is intended to become a time for enjoying and celebrating the potential of images even as we work on them. Participants will retain individual copyright on all their work, but will agree to also share pieces of that work for the express purpose of creating collaborative works as “Exposure: England, The Yorkshire Dales.”
Efforts will be made using a combination of still and video imagery production, with the aim of developing collections of images complimented by short videos in order to develop and archive photographic moments in time along with their context of creation. Contributors will be a diverse group of people of all ages and abilities interested in the potential of working together on photography as a team.
The spirit of the Initiative is experimental. A partnership with the Swaledale Museum exists for both fieldwork and archival aspects of the project, and links with the Yorkshire Dales National Park as well as the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust are being developed.