We are looking for photographers to deliver an exhibition of portraits to run alongside this community project. We would like to capture similarly themed, socially distanced portraits of all the project’s senior participants.
The images that are captured will be compiled on the project website. Check out a sample from one of our previous projects in Co. Wicklow with portraits captured by Wicklow based photographer Madeline Mulqueen:
We are seeking one photographer in each of the following counties/areas: Cavan, Kilkenny, Clare, Kildare , Meath, Longford and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
What is the Time Machine Project:
We have partnered with Creative Ireland, Age Friendly Ireland, the Department of Rural and Community Development and local County Councils to create ‘The Community Time Machine’- a creative, cross-generational, community archive initiative. We’re bringing this project to several communities across the country in the hopes of capturing the unique perspectives of both the teenage and senior generations in each of their areas. It is our hope to grow this project across all counties in Ireland long term and this photography piece is key to delivering a successful product for these communities.
With the help of our photographer we aim to capture images and combine them with the written interviews that have been collected from these two vulnerable groups that have been feeling the effects of isolation in lockdown after lockdown. Hopefully together we can work to create meaningful connections and a great experience for all our participants as well as an interesting and engaging exhibition of portraits and quotes.
We understand that there are obvious limitations on bringing people physically together, but we hope that this project will offer opportunities to bring neighbours together in new and creative ways.
Who is Neighbourhood Network:
Neighbourhood Network came from the team behind Street Feast, a national neighbourhood street party event to celebrate community. We are a not-for-profit, community building organisation. We’re all about building and strengthening neighbourhoods and kick-starting ideas for positive community participation.
At our core, we focus on reducing loneliness and social isolation by creating community connections. We do this by running projects that promote neighbourliness, social inclusion, volunteerism and creativity in the community. Since Covid-19 struck, we’ve produced a programme of 30+ activities that enables communities to stay connected to their neighbours through accessible socially-distanced activities.