Home Time

Produced in response to the pandemic, HOME TIME recruited 27 new photographers from across County Durham to share their lockdown stories. Each participant received photography mentoring from myself and Louise Taylor, and were supported to tell their story over the course of lockdown#3 using a disposable camera. I made portraits of nominated key workers and care workers – each of whom had a direct positive impact on the lives of our participants – complement the story, and gives a poignant insight to the lives of some of our most vulnerable.


HOME TIME was produced by myself and fellow Wideyed photographer Louise Taylor. It is a crowd sourced project, exhibition and publication exploring the lockdown experiences of care home residents, shielders and isolated members of our communities throughout County Durham. Together with portraits of key workers and care workers, it tells a story of life under lockdown.

During summer 2021, two outdoor site specific exhibitions were presented; on St Johns Chapel’s Town Hall and in the garden at The Witham, Barnard Castle. The exhibition then visited Willington Open Door Church and Stanhope Church Hall during Weardale Wordfest. From January 2022 the exhibition moved to Gala Gallery, Durham and the accompanying zine was launched.

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