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Stepping Into The Past Photographic Exhibition

In Photography by Claire Jamieson2 Comments

Stepping Into The Past Exhibition

Stepping Into The Past Exhibition

 

We are excited to announce that all of the images have now been taken for Stepping Into The Past photographic project. We have created this in collaboration with Hebden Royd Town Council, using original photographs from Pennine Horizons and re creating them in the present day. The original images were taken 100 years ago of local people in Hebden Royd, we have then re created them in the exact location the photographs were taken. This is to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. Local residents and local businesses have got involved and volunteered to pose in to photographs, some in rather wet conditions! The participants were encouraged to imagine the person they were posing as. If a man, maybe the man had to go to war not long after the image was taken, the children may have been missing their fathers, the women were concerned for their husbands, fathers or sons. War has an impact on everyone, soldiers and families alike. A huge thank you to everyone who got involved, please come and see the exhibition and if you have time join, Jamie for the walk around some of the locations. Please see the poster below for more details.

 

Map and timings of Stepping Into The Past.

Map and timings of Stepping Into The Past.

 

 

Here are just a few of the images that will be exhibited on Saturday.

 

Original image courtesy of Pennine Horizons, Alice Longstaff Collection

Original image courtesy of Pennine Horizons, Alice Longstaff Collection

 

Original image courtesy of Pennine Horizons, Alice Longstaff Collection

Original image courtesy of Pennine Horizons, Alice Longstaff Collection

 

Original image courtesy of Pennine Horizons, Alice Longstaff Collection

Original image courtesy of Pennine Horizons, Alice Longstaff Collection

 

Comments

  1. Very good set of photos, I think the staging of the modern equivalents was very well done – must have taken some time to ensure the camera set-ups were close to identical to the originals. These would make a great book or even calendar, I would buy either!

    1. Thank you David. It was indeed very difficult to find the original camera locations. You are looking for similarities where objects if they still exist line up with each other in the original and then trying to replicate that on the modern equivalents. We shall have a think about books and calendars as the photos will be exhibited again in the future.

      Thanks

      Jamie

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