Cath Ford of the Action Factory approached Adrian Barber (a photographer), Mark Cameron (a digital artist), and Sonia Hughes (a writer) about a mass-participation community art project exploring and celebrating our different ideas of beauty. Mark worked with a group at The Salvation Army in Blackburn constructing an installation with words and projections, whilst Sonia based her writing and poetry workshops with a group of asylum seekers and refugees at Wesley Hall. Adrian documented the other artists at work and wandered the streets of Blackburn taking photos and asking members of the public a series of questions on peoples ideas of Beauty.
Adrian is a freelance photographer and film-maker based in Bolton, England, holding a Masters degree in Photo/Travel Journalism, a B.A in Film/Media and over 20 years experience. Recent clients include SIPA, Bolton Council, Bolton at Home, Bolton Museums and Archives. Available for workshops, lectures, talks and lens based commissions both at home and abroad.