Did you know we have our own Redacre photographer? You may have met Gerard Liston already as he has been working on his year long project to record life at Redacre. He’s kindly sent us some samples of the beautiful photographs he’s been taking – which he intends to publish as a free online book.
It has been a delight to visit the allotment site over the past few months – often early in the morning – to see how it develops through 2021 and to meet people involved. My aim is to gather a portfolio of images to communicate something about this cooperative and organic community initiative and encourage others to reflect on what sustainable living could look like. Following the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people will be reflecting on the ‘new normal’ and ‘building back better’. The images might help to provide food for thought, but I’d like to include words from at least half a dozen members, about why they think Redacre is important – both to themselves and for others. At the end of the year, images and words will be published in a free online book.Gerard, a local photographer
More of Gerard’s work can be found on Issuu. His Infectious project shares positive feelings and experiences of people living in the Upper Calder Valley during these challenging times whilst his XRC project presents a series of photographs that document one local Extinction Rebellion group through an extraordinary year following the October 2019 mass protests in London.