Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: New Focus connects Bradford through photography — Impressions Gallery

New Focus, our young people’s collective, has been awarded a Response grant from Bradford Council to develop the digital mass participation project Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Connecting Bradford Through Photography. New Focus will ask the people of Bradford to share their precious family photographs and heirlooms, and reveal the stories behind them.

New Focus member Asiya Hussain explains, ‘we were inspired by Forget-me-not, our recent intergenerational digital project that shared cross-cultural stories of ourselves and our grandparents. Thanks to the Response grant, we’ll be able to bring together other young people and older Bradford residents, sharing family photographs and stories on Facebook and Instagram. The project will culminate in an online archive showcasing objects, stories and photographs, celebrating what makes Bradford, Bradford!’

The project will launch on 7 May 2020 with a series of specially-made short films by New Focus to inspire you and explain exactly how you can get involved.

For further information, please contact newfocus@impressions-gallery.com, or follow updates by New Focus on social media:

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