Lancashire faces needed for major photo exhibition

Photographer Glynis Bland

Photographer Glynis Bland

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Northern faces are needed for a major photography project.

North-west based photographer Glynis Bland is building a portfolio of a hundred portraits of people aged from one to 100, born between 1914 and 2014, for an exhibition which aims to raise money for three charities. A book of the photos will also be published.

Her subjects – mainly in the North West - range from one year old Stanley Taylor from Grange over Sands, to 98 year old Henry Wilson Robinson from Oxenholme.

The photos have been taken in village halls, in the subjects’ homes or offices, and at hotels, over several months. The resulting massive photo-montage will be the key feature of a day-long exhibition at The Villa at Levens, in South Lakeland, on Sunday, September 6.

But Glynis is missing 17 years to complete the collage for the project, 100-to-1, including a 99-year-old and a centenarian.

She wants to hear from anyone born in the following years who would like to take part in the roject: 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1972, 1978, 1989 and 1993.

She said: “Reflecting on the variety of my work, I came up with the idea of a unique new project to capture the diversity and breadth of photography that I take, and at the same time raise a substantial sum for charity.”

The exhibition and charity gala will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in and Bay Search and Rescue.

Contact Glynis on 07919 201711.