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November 4, 2016

Community Correspondent: City Snaps – Skippko Arts Project

City Snaps – Skippko Arts Project

One of the briefs of Skippko is to deliver Arts Projects locally and so to celebrate the International Day of Older People Skippko facilitated a photography session in the centre of Leeds called ‘City Snaps.’  

The sun was shining, a variety of cameras were at the ready and after guidance from our mentors we each spent an hour photographing Leeds. 

Our brief was wide; we could photograph people, traffic, shops, architecture, whatever we wanted. 

I spent my hour walking the  distance between the Art Gallery and City Square and took a grand total of 85 shots.

Back at Skippko base I spoke to others over tea and cakes (nice) and realised that some of the group were way out of their comfort zone and learnt new skills with the camera during the afternoon. Others, who had met before on previous photography projects, were more confident. 

Each of us then then had to choose just six photos to represent the city. I chose churches, reflections as well as men at work and rest were in my final selection and I’m looking forward to seeing what the other 18 came up with. 

Thank you Skippko for an enjoyable and thought provoking afternoon. 

For more of our photos, including our final selection, please visit:

Mary Johnson-Green