Banbridge Camera Club has received a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project ‘Photojournalism in the trenches – a legacy for today’. Camera club members explored different aspects of the imagery of the First World War seen through the lens of the photojournalists who participated in the war.
The project focused on the rich photographic heritage which was captured at a heavy cost by courageous, visionary and skilful men and women during the war. The team learnt how war images were produced and developed in the field at that time and contrast that with use of photos and media in today’s digital age.
Photographic images from the lens of the WW1 photographers, a recreation of “in the field development conditions” and other artefacts were displayed in the FE McWilliams studios, Banbridge during April -May 2016. Local schools, youth groups, historical groups, British Legion branches and the general public were invited along to the exhibition so they could experience the atmosphere the war photographers had to work in. The Gallery recorded 3264 attendees during the exhibition
The club captured all of their project work and the exhibition in a DVD so others can learn about the innovation and bravery of those who captured the reality of war.
Banbridge Camera club are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.