Holyrood Academy and Somerset Film are collaborating on a community photography project that will result in an amazing online virtual gallery that reflects Chard, and its community, as it emerges from lockdown. Our theme is ‘Lockdown Legacy’.

We need your pictures!

  • Perhaps you’ve already taken photographs of the town that reference our recent¬† lockdown community experience?
  • Maybe you plan to shoot new pictures that present our town as it emerges from lockdown?
  • Perhaps you know a local hero, or a family member, who has helped you through lockdown and you’d like to feature them in our gallery?

Whatever your idea, we’d love to showcase your photograph in our virtual gallery that launches this August.

Terms and Conditions

  • Upload your photograph to the project before 16th July
  • We will exhibit one photograph per person
  • We can exhibit up to 50 photographs in our virtual gallery, when we have sufficient pictures submissions will close
  • By uploading a photograph you’re giving permission for Somerset Film to publish your submission in the Lockdown Legacy virtual gallery
  • We reserve the right not to publish photographs we feel fall outside of the Lockdown Legacy theme

We’re also planning a physical exhibition, of selected pictures, in the town later this year!

Looking forward to receiving your pictures. For more info contact: richard@somersetfilm.com

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    Here’s an example of a virtual gallery. Click the image to visit the Ignite Somerset exhibition. A virtual gallery can include pictures, sound and even video.

    ‘A’ Level Photography students from Holyrood Academy are helping us co-ordinate this project. Here’s a few early examples of their ideas.

    Holyrood  Academy are delighted to be working with Somerset Film to facilitate a community wide photography project, and in this year more than at anytime. Devised with community engagement in mind, we hope that everybody in Chard will engage with this opportunity to be creative and help us to document the legacy of lockdown for people of the town.

    The project is open to anybody living in the Holyrood Academy catchment area, regardless of age.

    We look forward to seeing your entries soon!

    Somerset Film are supporting this project through its Ignite Somerset programme, funded by Arts Council England.

    Somerset Film is a social enterprise and registered charity established in 1995. The organisation is committed to encouraging the creative use of moving image and digital media in Somerset.

    We are an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation delivering digital skills and services to artists, writers, musicians and performers, helping them to grow audiences for their work. www.somersetfilm.com