2020 was the year that life as we knew it was suspended. Shops and businesses closed, and the NHS has been stretched to its limits. Our social interactions have been limited to our household and the internet, as we have been unable to see or spend time with our loved ones for over a year. The global pandemic is something that most of us haven’t ever seen in our lifetime and the ramifications of it will be felt for years to come - personally, socially and financially. Project 21 will document this time so that we can reflect back and that others can know what we went through and how we got through it.
The aim of the project is to collect the stories of Harrow in lockdown and create an archive which can be seen by local residents and wider audiences. We have spent a year following strict rules and guidance about what we can and can’t do so Project 21 will be talking to people as we begin to exit lockdown, to get a sense of how it’s affected them. Using sound and photography, Project 21 will capture the experiences of local harrow residents to find out what changes’ lockdown has made to their lives in the present and for the future.
We are looking for a diverse selection of local residents to become part of Harrow’s history - This a chance for you to have your photo taken and record a response to a simple question about lockdown – it should take around 30 minutes of your time. In return you will receive a copy of the photograph which will be sent to you after the session.
Please register your interest by hitting the book button below.
How it works:
- Register your interest by hitting the book button
- Fill in the short form
- We will be in touch to confirm your portrait date and time
- Attend a 30 minute session where you will have your photograph taken followed by a short interview
- You will receive a copy of the photo to take home
- Your portrait will be included in 'Project 21'