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Photography Intern Vacancy

Images from Jewish dancing at Weddings.
12.11.2014 (C) Blake Ezra Photography 2014. Images from Jewish dancing at Weddings. www.blakeezraphotography.com Not for third party or commercial use.

Mazel Tov Brighton-Tradition through Movement
Photography Intern Proposal
Mazel tov Brighton – Tradition through movement celebrates Judaism through active aging, finding physical as well as mental ways to address early onset dementia. We will do this through dance activities and physical workshops, whilst exploring Brighton’s Jewish history, with residents of Jewish Care home – Hyman Fine House (HFH).
https://strikealight.org/projects/mazel-tov-brighton/
Task Specification:
Photographer for the Mazel tov Brighton project.
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is seeking a fixed-term freelance photography intern to commence work on 20th December, terminating on 30th June 2018:
Key responsibilities

  1. To photograph key events and sessions for the Mazel tov Brighton project
  2. Liaise with Strike a Light regarding events and sessions for the project
  3. To work with Jewish care residents and staff to create an exhibition of 15 portraits to celebrate aging and Jewish Identity in Brighton & Hove
  4. To ensure all photos taken are given to Strike a Light on a regular basis through file sharing software such as Dropbox.

Sessions to take place at the Jewish Care Home, Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton and other selected venues as follows:
Music & dance sessions – These take place on Wednesdays 3-4pm:

  • 13th Dec – Duende Flamenco
  • 17th Jan 2018 – Duende Flamenco
  • 14th Feb 2018 – Emma Welsh (Purim or Pesach session)
  • 14th March 2018 – Karavan Ensemble – a workshop on the themes of memories, migration, origins and life stories.
  • 11th April 2018 – Karavan Ensemble – movement and Judaism
  • 16th May 2018 – Emma Welsh (Shavuot session)

Events – 3 x performances for residents at Hyman Fine House:

  • Hannukah event – Wednesday 20th December 3-5pm
  • Purim event – 14th March 2018. Performance with Karavan Ensemble – Performance of Pupik -fugue in 2 followed by a participatory discussion
  • One further performance TBC in late spring 2018

Outings:
2 x outings to Brighton Museum and Middle Street Synagogue (Friday mornings)

  • Middle Street Synagogue visit (Date TBC in spring 2018)
  • Brighton Museum (Date TBC in spring 2018)

 Portraiture:

  • Work with photographer to explore this rich cultural tradition through dance, creating a series of 15 portraits of participants celebrating Jewish heritage and or in physical movement.

Fees & Payment
In return for the performance of this Contract, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will pay a one off intern fee of £350. There is also £100 available for expenses.

The Edward Reeves Archive Project -Lewes

Rpub00014The Edward Reeves Archive Project

Edward Reeves took his first studio portrait in 1855. Today his great-grandson Tom takes photographs in the same studio on Lewes High Street.

The Reeves Studio is thought to be the oldest continuously operated photographic studio in the world. Its archive of over 100,000 glass plate negatives with relating paperwork is both a unique and living record of the daily life of this market town and the history of photographic practice. There are roughly another 100,000 photographs on film and shot digitally.

The archive is of international significance, and important in the history of commercial photography. The original ledgers and account books allow us to caption, date and locate any of the 100,000 glass negatives, and identify the subjects, customers and their addresses.

Cataloguing and digitising the archive

Brigitte Lardinois, Senior Research Fellow in photography and Deputy Director of the Photography and Archive Research Centre of the University of the Arts in London, is working with the Reeves family on the cataloguing and preservation of this archive. They are developing a long-term strategy to make this valuable historical resource accessible to the wider public and researchers.

Brigitte is applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to enable the photographing and transcription of the existing ledgers and account books, in order to map what is in the archive and help prioritise the digitising of the negatives. The result of this work will be a public website with selected images in a good enough resolution to aid research.

Brigitte hopes to do this work with the help of groups of specially trained local volunteers, and she may be turning to the Lewes History Group to ask for volunteers.

Exhibitions in Lewes

In October, Brigitte and colleague Matt Haycocks will be curating an exhibition of images from the Reeves archive for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, titled Stories Seen Through a Glass Plate.

Archive images will be displayed as light boxes in fifty shop windows along Lewes High Street, near to the location where they were originally taken. The historical images will be juxtaposed with the present townscape, and will bring the work to a wider public. This ‘outdoor’ exhibition will make a trail from Lewes railway station up Station Street to the bottle neck and down to the bottom of Cliffe.

In addition, there will be exhibitions at the Reeves Studio and the Barbican House Museum, organised with Emma O’Connor, Curator of the Sussex Archeological Society.

There will be maps and information available from the Tourist Information Centre, and Viva Lewes is planning a special issue on photography to coincide with these exhibitions.

The event runs from 4th October until the 2nd November.

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Parade of trade vehicles in Lewes High Street c.1922 (Image at the BPB website)