"Who's the next Lillian Ream?"
Delivering a programme of photography workshops and documenting Wisbech town centre
Wisbech has an impressive history of pioneering photographers, including Samuel Smith, Lilian Ream and Geoff Hastings. All used Wisbech town centre and High Street as the subject for many of their photographs.
Building on this legacy, the HLF Wisbech High Street Project will document the High Street in 2017-21 and offer members of the local community the opportunity to help with this and learn more about photography through a series of workshops.
The workshops will help to develop the skills of the local community, learn about important historic photographers, increase interest in the High Street and town centre and help to ensure that the restoration process is documented.
There will be 12 workshops in total which will cover topics including basic camera skills, lens use, architectural photography skills, creating panoramic images, balancing light using brackets, digital processing skills, social media skills and much more.
There will be a final exhibition at the end of the project to be held in the new public space at No, 24 High Street.