This initiative are creating really exciting photography projects in the communities around the South West - they have curated an exhibition, Camera's in the Community, with Plymouth Arts Centre which is currently open at the venue until the 23rd December, and includes:
The Free Photographic Omnibus: Daniel Meadows
Laundrette Residencies: Tim Mills and Jamie Webb
South West Graduate Photography Prize
'Camper Obscura' in Devonport
Exhibition opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8.30pm / Sunday 4pm – 8.30pm
We think they're grrrreat (but here's what they say about themselves)...
FOTONOW CIC is a South West UK based Community Interest Company (a non-profit organisation similar to a Charity). Directors Jonathan Blyth and Matthew Pontin are experienced photographic practitioners, teachers and college lecturers. Through FOTONOW they create new opportunities in photography and facilitate socially motivated projects in lens-based culture throughout the South West of England.
The company runs as a social enterprise focused upon developing photographic research and practice alongside increasing commissions, publishing, exhibition and education opportunities. FOTONOW is based in Plymouth and intent on working across the region to stimulate new dialogues with photography, the company also has a small studio space in Liskeard. Recently FOTONOW have launched their mobile Camper Obscura project which is currently working in Devonport on a residency to build a community archive (see news).