A sneak peek from Place

Our latest project at Place is well underway and you can get a sneak peek of the action via BBC Radio Nottingham’s Mark Dennison.

Mark recently caught up with Grace Eden, the St Ann’s photographer working with Place to create an exhibition celebrating the beauty of older age in Nottingham. As you’ll hear, Mark went to watch Grace in action as she photographed Elaine and Angie, two of the older people involved in the project.  

Elaine was photographed in the style of a 16th century Vemeer painting with a number of props that were special to her, including her grandfather’s christening shawl, her grandmother’s wedding ring and a silk scarf from the Spanish Civil War, given to her grandmother by a soldier as a thank you for giving him food and shelter. Angie’s portrait was inspired by 18th century Pre-Raphaelite paintings by artists like Rosetti and she was photographed wearing a blue silk kimono brought back from Japan by her father for her mother after the war.  

It’s fascinating to hear inside stories like this from Grace’s photoshoots, as well as Grace’s own journey through the project. Grace, who cares for her father with Parkinson’s, has found it immensely inspiring meeting older people with a whole range of stories to tell.  

Watch this space for more Place news very soon, including details of where and when you can view Place’s exhibition with Grace.  

Listen here – If you scroll in 2 hours, 15 minutes you can go straight to Mark’s interview with Grace, Elaine and Angie and it’s definitely well worth a listen! 

Find out more about Grace’s project at Place