How to make a photography exhibition

Paul Duke documented the decline of the fishing industry in the Moray Firth, with a series of life-size photos.  He tells the story of how he took those and made them into a whole exhibition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3fu2tRtIbc Paul's Black and White photos are stunning, and have been put into a book by the same title as …

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Quilting and the Community

OK, so this is a video hosted by giant company Google, applauding Youtube - BUT it's still an amazing turnaround story: economically devastasted couple and village rejuvenated by - quilting classes online:  Missouri Star Quilts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ERW95xHGMY Long before I saw this video back story, I had seen Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt company in …

Light relief

Into the veil of tears which is BBC documentary TV, a sparkle of light, laughter, self-sacrifice, helping the poor, genuine cameraderie, joy, benefit to community and unfashionably long robes broke through, last night.  As you may guess from the clues, this involved followers of St Francis. Last night's programme "Bronx to Bradford" following the lives …

Space of Silence – architecture

  Modern minimalist architecture (John Pawson) meets Bohemian restoration architecture in the establishment of a new Trappist community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT8tZzmEDVo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT8tZzmEDVo The new build complements the old one – everywhere there is simplicity, a creamy whiteness with a few touches of wood and stone. (The entire documentary lasts 26 minutes, but you can watch substantially less …