To celebrate the final photographs being hung in their permanent home, Picture in the Paper drew to a close with a special VIP event. All project participants were invited to join LOW PROFILE at the brand new ICIA building at the University of Bristol to see the photographs in their new home.
Throughout November 2014 the photo shoots for Picture in the Paper took place in central Bath. LOW PROFILE invited people in and around Bath who felt they belonged to or identified with 20 different groups ranging from Bee Keepers to Roller Derby Players.
The first of the Picture in the Paper photographs have been printed in the Bath Chronicle. The photographs show Scout and Gide Leaders, Bell Ringers, Beekeepers, Community Volunteer Growers and Group Fitness Instructors. The rest of the images will be printed over the next 3 weeks.
One of the more surprising suggestions to come through was for people living on the canal or ‘live-aboards’. The Kennet and Avon Canal comes to an end in Bath and has a large community living on it. LOW PROFILE went along to meet a few on Aster, a historic canal boat that is home to Jacqui, a liveaboard boater.
Whilst visiting Bath, LOW PROFILE had the pleasure of meeting with Pauline from Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association (BEMSCA) where the group is based at Fairfield House. Not only were BEMSCA an exciting and interesting group, but Fairfield House is a hidden gem of Bath and we are happy to have unearthed it.
Following on from their meeting with Bath Mums founder, Lisa Spiegel, LOW PROFILE met with the Combe Down Mines Interpretation Centre Group. This group was suggested for Picture in the Paper by none other than the mayor herself, Councillor Cherry Beath.
LOW PROFILE headed to Bath last week to meet with some different groups in Bath to get a sense of the city and the people that make it up. The face to face visits with members of different communities proved really useful in understanding the sheer diversity of people living in Bath. The first of the meetings was with Lisa Speigel, founder of Bath Mums. Continue reading
After meeting the construction workers on site at the new Centre for the Arts at Bath University, the first group portrait went ahead. The picture was taken on a Friday afternoon and was promptly published by our media partners, The Bath Chronicle. The construction workers were so delighted with the outcome that we have since spotted it in pride of place in the Site Office.
The Construction Workers of the new Centre for Arts, University of Bath, gathered on Friday 28th February 2014.
BACK ROW (L-R) : Jacob, Neil Armstrong, Kevin Routledge, Steve Deacon, Ian Stevens, Terry Souch, Arturas Brukas, Dewi Thomas
FRONT ROW (L-R): Eugen Botas, Nicolas Martin, Luke, Scott Butler, Jay Thompson
The archive of photographs produced during Picture In The Paper will go on permanent display at the University of Bath’s new Centre for the Arts in February 2015.