Looking Good, Armley
We are really pleased to be working with ExposureLeeds over the duration of the festival shop. They have already done a fantastic photowalk around armley and ExposureLeeds regular Anne Akers has been documenting the shopkeepers on Armley Town Street. We will post up a selection of photos from the project here but you can follow the project in detail on the Looking Good, Armley website.
A bit more about Anne...
Anne Akers loves taking photographs and loves people, so when the Looking Good Armley project was launched by the community photography social enterprise Exposure Leeds, she quickly volunteered to help. The remit was to encourage pride in the town centre shops by photographing the people who work here. Naturally, as a former journalist, she can't just take photos, she has to ask questions to understand to what extend Armley is looking good.
"I've found a warm welcome here in Armley, with shopkeepers having different stories to tell about the state of business and how well they expect to fare in future," says Anne.
See more of Anne Akers photos on Flickr, the photo-sharing social network:
Looking Good, Armley - Photo walk
A bunch of hungry photographers and a town to run around...the Looking Good, Armley photowalk photos were on display from 21 Jan to 2 Feb.
Photos above L to R Claire Cliff, Siobhan Maguire Broad, John Dolon.
Looking Good You - Fun Family Portraits - Saturday 5 Feb 11 - 2pm
For one morning only we'll be providing free portraits for anyone in Armley on that day. Exposure Leeds as part of Looking Good Armley will be setting up a portrait studio and also going out onto Town Street to create a snapshot of the people around that day. All images will be available to download (and print) after - why not come along and get that family or personal portrait you've been promising yourself?
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