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Live at Lunch – Archive and documentation through photography

Today, host Holly Buckle will be joined by:

Caroline Gratrix (VIVA Photography)

Caroline was born and raised in Reading. After stints travelling and living in London, she returned 20 years ago to study a photography degree and set up VIVA Photography. Having covered most genres of photography, she now predominantly shoots headshots as 1:1 is her favorite way to work.

Caroline is presenting A Retrospective Picture Diary of Lockdown during the Festival.

Sapna Odin

Sapna describes herself as a ‘Creative’, she’s also web developer with a talent in capturing emotions and storytelling in her photographs. Sapna is a wedding, family and personal branding photographer. Sapna has spent her Lockdown creating vidoes of her young family and with the use of her social media she has given the residents of Reading a platform to tell their lockdown stories in their words, and occupied them with beautiful visual content to keep and remember for generations to come.

Sapna is presenting a selection of Doortraits – Lockdown stories of the people of Reading during the Festival.

Leslee Barron

Leslee took up digital painting and photography after retiring. The last SLR camera she owned was in the 80s and she had forgotten how much she loved it. She moved to Reading from Sunderland in 1989 for work, and is lucky enough to live near the Kennet and Thames.

You can explore images from the For the Love of an Old Chunk of Metal collection during the Festival.

About the host

Holly Buckle is an artist and activist born in Reading where they began their studies in photography and multimedia, graduating in 2010. They are currently a postgraduate fine art media student at The Slade School Of Art. Holly is on the board of trustees for Jelly. Follow her on Instagram @stickypicnic

About Jelly

Jelly is an energetic charity championing the creative arts. They have played a strategic role in Reading’s cultural life since 1993 – enabling art to appear in unexpected places and creating opportunities for people to look on and join in. They believe in the power of the arts to delight, intrigue, challenge and enrich, and they’re committed to forming creative alliances and partnerships that encourage art and cultural life to flourish. Learn more about the work they do here.

This event was live on 21st July 2020.

This event was live captioned.

Explore further: mentioned in the live panel was the instagram page insta_readinguk, a showcase for the sights and sites of Reading, a large town in the South East of England.

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