24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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Photography Workshop with Anita Nicholson

Gilsland Village Hall, Gilsland, CA8 7BE

01 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Wheelchair accessibile

Delivered by Northumberland Libraries

As part of the their Photographing the Roman Wall: Then and Now project, Northumberland Libraries plan to offer a programme of events celebrating the life and work of the Hexham photographer and archaeologist, John Pattison Gibson.

To mark Gibson’s enthusiasm for photographing the Roman Wall they are hosting a series of photography workshops to help you learn more about landscape photography.

Join us for an interactive workshop led by local photographer, Anita Nicholson. Anita is a Northumberland based nature and landscape photographer, who runs her photography business in her spare time. Anita’s photography (including photos taken with her mobile phone!) has been published in a number of magazine articles and books over the years, and has she has worked with FotoVue Publishing to write and photograph her book, ‘Photographing Northumberland’.

Anita’s family are from the North East of England. Her Grandfather bought her first digital camera for her shortly after she moved here over 12 years ago. He also shared all of his stories of living in the North East with her. Thanks to him, she feels as connected to how the North East was to him then as she feels connected to how the landscape feels to her now.

Anita uses her photography to support local charities such as the North Shields Fishermen’s Memorial, The Samaritans, The Hope Centre Foodbank and more. Further information can be found on Anita’s website at www.anitanicholsonphotography.com.

The workshop will be interactive so, if you have a mobile phone with a camera on it, please bring it with you. If you can’t bring a mobile phone with you, please bring another camera or a notebook and pen to jot down your ideas.

In the words of photographer Ansel Adams “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

Taking Adams’ words, we will think about the stories we want to tell with the photographs or videos we make. We will draw inspiration from the photography of John Pattison Gibson, the poetry of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, and from our own connections with Hadrian’s Wall and the surrounding places and landscapes, both then and now. We will think about these things and then have a go at taking some photos inspired by these ideas and our own interpretation of them.

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