Photography and Art

Press Release: Image17 Exhibition

19 March 2012


Taking Part by Image17

A collaboration & exhibition celebrating sport & community

144 photographs, 48 sports groups, 13 photographers, 5 exhibitions, 1 borough


An exciting new project is launching in Waltham Forest - a touring exhibition, called Taking Part by Image17. The 144 celebratory images show the breadth of sports available, the commitment of staff and volunteers and highlights the important role sport plays in our community.

This inspirational and diverse portfolio of photographs is the result of one year's collaboration by 13 photographers called Image17, who all live in the borough of Waltham Forest. Sports groups include: archery, athletics, badminton, boccia, bowling, boxing, canoeing, chess, cricket, cycling, diving, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, horse riding, ice hockey, ice skating, judo, karate, netball, squash & racket ball, rugby, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, tai chi, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.

The project was commissioned by Waltham Forest Council following a proposal submitted by Image17 photographer Nicola Tree, who has subsequently driven the project forward to its conclusion with five free public exhibitions.

The first exhibition opens at Leyton Library, High Road Leyton, E10 5QH on 24 March until 22 April. Subsequent exhibitions continue until 16 September and are listed at www.image17.co.uk/exhibitions/taking-part-2012/

Image credits
Jo Sealy, Equestrian Dressage, Lee Valley Riding Centre, 2012
Nicola Tree, Gators Swimming Club, 2012


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