Capturing community spirit in Lockeport

Capturing community spirit in Lockeport

Various student works featured in “This Day in Lockeport”.

This is an end-of-the-year project with no mark involved. It's practical experience, but we do it for the love of photography, so it's more like a celebration for students.

Fast Fact

The inspiration for this photography project came from the series of 'A Day In The Life' books created by photographer Rick Smolan.

It isn’t every day that you see 40 photographers gather in your community to document the people, places and events they encounter. But that’s what happened on April 19, 2011 when first and second-year photography students from NSCC’s Waterfront Campus travelled to historic Lockeport to capture its charms.

Their work has been collected in This Day in Lockeport, a beautiful book that mayor Darian Huskilson says showcases the seaside town’s essence. “It’s illuminating to see your community through different eyes. I’m really glad they chose us.”

Lockeport is the second community after New Ross to be selected for this annual project initiated by Photography faculty Dave Campbell and Ingram Barss. “The intent is to give students real-world photo shoot experience while creating something that helps smaller communities attract more business and tourism,” says Dave.

Kelci MacDonald, one of the participating photographers, says the project gave her invaluable insight into real-world photo shoots. “A good portion of the trip was pre-planned with local establishments, but so many great photographs were produced while exploring the town and getting to know the locals.”

Work has been completed on a third book, This Day in Musquodoboit Valley, which should be on sale by December.  “I hope the College continues with this project and more small towns take part,” says Kelci.

11/10/12

This is an end-of-the-year project with no mark involved. It's practical experience, but we do it for the love of photography, so it's more like a celebration for students.

Fast Fact

The inspiration for this photography project came from the series of 'A Day In The Life' books created by photographer Rick Smolan.

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