Taking Part: Image 17

May 13, 2012
Taking Part

[custom_gallery]I have contributed to an inspirational and diverse portfolio of photographs, advice which have been the result of a year-long collaboration by Image 17, online a group of 13 Waltham Forest photographers. We have documented 48 community sports teams and groups and created a collection of 144 celebratory images, showing the breadth of sports available and the commitment of staff and volunteers in our community.

This project is the largest of its kind in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics and has received substantial press coverage, including a feature from the BBC Picture Editor and three pages in the Evening Standard.

My perspective for this project was to photograph people not often represented in sports photography. I therefore developed relationships with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme which enabled me to work with senior citizens and two groups of adults with learning needs.

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