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Guernsey Photography Festival Guernsey COVID-19 Photo Project

It is human nature to look at photographs of historical events and think: 'I wonder what it was like to live through that?" During the last few weeks, we have all been living in a major event in modern world history - The COVID-19 pandemic.

To capture this, the Guernsey Photography Festival (GPF) is inviting Islanders living in the Bailiwick of Guernsey to participate in a unique community project, sharing their photographs to create an online visual record of this extraordinary time.

Each week throughout the crisis the Guernsey Photography Festival will be posting on their social network a different theme. To take part all you have to do is take a photo related to the proposed theme and post it on Instagram with the following tag: #GSYCovid19PhotoProject 

Remember that you don't need to be a professional photographer to take part.

"We would love for life as we knew it to return, but this major health event is going to create a new normal, therefore we thought it was important to capture the COVID-19 pandemic in a meaningful way involving people of all ages and backgrounds. We hope to receive as many images as possible."

Jean-Christophe Godet, Artistic Director at Guernsey Photography Festival

The Guernsey Press have kindly agreed to print every week some of the best images, and some of the work produced will become part of the Guernsey Photography archive.

The project is open to all and to all ages. You don't need to be a professional photographer to take part. We only ask that participants take care to follow the States of Guernsey guidance on COVID-19 when taking photographs, either staying at home or following social distancing guidelines. The good news is that even photos taken while working from home, homeschooling or out doing essential tasks are really important moments to capture during this strange and difficult time.

An exhibition and online archive showing work captured in the project will be curated by the Guernsey Photography Festival further down the line once the social distancing is relaxed.

For more information on the project, check out Guernsey Festivals Instagram or Facebook page. 

The themes for week one are: 

#GuernseyTogether

#AlderneyTogether

#SarkTogether

#HermTogether

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