The Photo Shoots (ARCHIVE)

PITP_WANTED_Final20Flyer_WANTED_300pxDuring 2014, artists LOW PROFILE have been asking the people of Bath (and further afield) which groups should be photographed for the project Picture In The Paper. After much deliberation over the 70+ suggested groups, we have made a selection that uncovers hidden gems, highlights DIY cultures and celebrates the passions of the people of Bath.

See the full group listings here…

This series of group photographs will be published weekly in the Bath Chronicle during November and put on permanent public display at the University of Bath’s new Centre for the Arts.

The photo shoots will take place at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute in central Bath. Continue reading to see the full list of dates and times and to sign up for your photo shoot.



SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER: Bell Ringers | Community Volunteer Growers | Users of Fairfield House | Bee Keepers | Group Fitness Instructors
SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER: Scout and Guide Leaders | Amateur Dramatics Players | Open Water Swimmers | Chefs | Independent Retailers
SUNDAY 9TH NOVEMBER: Buskers | Arts Awards Participants | Pentanque Players | Nurses | Cosmetics Counter Staff
SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER: Roller Derby Skaters | Minecraft Players | Liveaboard Boaters | Board Gamer Players | Software Developers


Do I need to wear / bring any special to the photo shoot?

We’d like you to feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the group photo shoot. You don’t need to wear a particular outfit or gear associated with your group. Instead, we’d like you to wear whatever you would normally be wearing on a weekend afternoon. We’re going to ask that everyone shows their face and eyes in the photos, so no sunglasses or hats (unless you need them for a medical condition, of course). If you are attending, you must be able to hear and respond to Anna, our photographer’s, directions – if that means that you need to bring a helper or interpreter with you, please do.

How will the photographs be set up?

The group photographs (some of which could be pretty large!) will be set up in tiered rows of people facing the camera, in the style of a traditional school or class photograph. We’ll ensure that everyone will be able to be seen clearly and that each individual will be easy to identify. Before and after your group photograph, we’ll make sure that there is time for you to meet and chat with others in your group (who you may or may not already know) over a cup of tea.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the photo shoot?

You don’t need to bring ‘proof’ of belonging to any of the specific groups. If you are under 18, you’re going to need a parent or guardian to sign a release form for your photograph to be used as part of the project. We will email this to you before the event so that you can get the signature you need to take part. If you are bringing a group of people who are under 18, please be aware that we will need to have a signed release form for each young person before they can take part in the photo shoot.

Can I bring a friend (who isn’t in the group listed) to the photo shoot?

If you would like to bring a friend, relative, carer or other person with you to the photo shoot this is fine. You don’t need to register a space for them and they won’t appear in the photograph itself. However, we expect that most people will probably be coming to the photo shoots on their own and may not know lots of other people there, so don’t feel nervous about that. The atmosphere will be friendly and relaxed, with lots of people on hand to introduce you to others – remember, you will already have something strong in common with the other people gathered there to have their photo taken!

What will happen to all of these group photographs?

The group photograph that you appear in will be one of a series to be published in the Bath Chronicle during November 2014. The photos will also be published on our project website at and you will get a digital copy of your individual group photograph emailed to you to keep (and print or post online as you wish).  After this, all 20 final photographs will be professionally printed and framed to form a permenent archive which will be on public display at the University of Bath’s new Centre For the Arts for the life of the building (predicted to be 100+ years). As a special celebration of the project, everyone who takes part in the photo shoots will be invited to a VIP reception event at the new Centre For the Arts in February 2014 – we’ll give you a ‘save the date’ card at your photo shoot and remind you by email in the run up to the event.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to the event?

Getting to the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI)

By rail/bus: Bath Spa railway station and bus station are 10-15 minutes walk away. Taxis are available from the railway station at most times.

By road: BRLSI is on the A4 as it goes through the centre of Bath. Charlotte Street long-stay car park (BA1 2NE) is about 5 mins walk away (10 mins if you park at the far end!). There is also limited on-street parking in Queen Square.

Access if you have limited mobility: The event spaces we will be using at BRSLI are accessible via lift for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users. If you’d like to check any details about getting to or from the venue itself, feel free to call BRSLI on (01225) 312084.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

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