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Welcome to the Waterfront Workshop: PhotoEast 2016 Launch

We went to the outside of DanceEast where all the pictures have been put up. We took photos of the team beside the pictures. Then we started walking to the exhibition at The Waterfront Gallery, UCS.


There was someone talking on a microphone and we had champagne. I took lots of photos of people at the exhibition and we met Tim’s wife Claire and his sister as well as George the owner of the Cult Cafe/Bar. We then spoke to Jo, Director of PhotoEast who said she had read all the blogs and that she liked it when i kept Tim on his toes.


We saw Simon Halsworth at the exhibition as well as Blue’s son Perran, and also took a picture of Stuart Grimwade, Ipswich Maritime Trust.


P1050606Gallery Window onto dock

P1050622Stuart Grimwade of the Ipswich Maritime Trust

P1050621The Welcome to the Waterfront Team and guest at the opening

TMitchell_160526_8323The Welcome to the Waterfront team outside their exhibition!


Blog post by Joel Mayo

Welcome to the Waterfront Project

As part of the PhotoEast Festival 2016 residents of Genesis Housing will be crafting their own pinhole cameras to capture life and work along Ipswich’s Waterfront. In a number of workshops led by professional photographer Tim Mitchell participants will learn how to build a dark room, a pinhole camera, the basics in photography and then go out and take photos for themselves. They will be exhibited alongside Tim Mitchell’s own work and the Ipswich Maritime Trust’s archive photography between 24 May – 25 June 2016. As part of the project, participants, many of whom live with learning difficulties or mental health issues, will record their experiences in a blog housed on the PhotoEast website. This project has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as Ipswich Maritime Trust and Genesis Housing.


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