Photographer asks Bridport to share its lockdown pictures

Photographer asks Bridport to share its lockdown pictures

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:19am 22nd April 2020.

A photographer in Bridport is asking other locals for help documenting the 'new normal' during the coronavirus crisis.

Eddy Pearce wants to leave a record of the shift in society that's taking place because of the pandemic. 

The project's being run on Instagram using #BridportLockdown with a link to their website

You can also submit photo's via a Facebook page.

Eddy plans to display the stories as a physical exhibition once the lockdown is lifted.

Bridport Lockdown

He says the idea came to him after establishing a COVID-19 support group for locals.

"From a simple thought about wanting to take a doorstep portrait of a self-isolating local resident who my family and other locals had been helping, an entire project has very rapidly been born. 

"There has been heart-warming and ever-growing community engagement as people start to get involved.

"We are also thrilled by the support this project has already received from initiatives and organisations who have chosen to partner with us."

#BridportLockdown being supported by The Dorset History Centre and Dorset MIND.

 

'Do I have to be good with a camera?'

No, the team say they're looking for photos that tell the story of home life, work life and creativity.

The project ins't aimed just at photographers, but anybody who's got a story to share.

They're welcoming photo's from people of all demographics, age groups and lifestyles.

Bridport South Street
Bridport, South Street

 

Submissions will be divided into three seperate cateories:

  • Changes that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown
  • Creativity that has been inspired due to the COVID-19 lockdown
  • The new normality that is evolving due to the COVID-19 lockdown

 

There will also be weekly themes to encourage specific submissions like 'My daily exercise' or 'Doorstep Portraits'.