Public Art: Pankhurst Photography Project

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The Pankhurst Photography Project was a four month community photography commission and run by artist Helen Cammock. The project celebrated the much awaited launch of the Pankhurst Haven Community Space on the Pankhurst Estate. Residents of all ages engaged in six photography projects and one film project. Some projects were age specific and others were open to all. There were three community studio days where residents could come and have a professional studio portrait of themselves, their friends and family (or pets!). The film project produced an 18 minute short documentary piece about life on the estate.

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The main aims of the project were for the community to come together and start to use the community space, to involve those who had not been involved in community activities in the past, and to create an environment for people to learn new photographic and film skills.

Over 100 residents got involved in the project and the project launched with an exhibition, film screening and lots of celebratory food. The exhibition is on permanent display in Pankhurst Haven which is open as a community space, providing different services and groups throughout the week.

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