Project 365 is a community photography project designed to record a year in the life of a town through 365 photographs, one for each day of the year.
Given the situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the future of “A Year in the Life of Folkestone” is uncertain. Contributors are still taking photographs if only from inside their homes.
We are working on finding a way so the project continues. Stay in touch for further updates. In the meantime, stay safe. Thank you for your understanding.
The project shows the different views, styles and feelings that each photographer brings in, with photographs featuring people, events, places etc… that are around them. The project captures hidden scenes too, the activities that not everyone notices or gets a chance to see, creating a diary for today and a record for the future.
Project 365 is meant to motivate people to get involved with something they are passionate about: the area they live in. (Read participants’ testimonials HERE).
Project 365 gives pleasure to local residents, participating photographers and audiences. It motivates them to make use of their camera, enables them to engage with their community and renews interest and pride in the area in which they live.
It is our commitment to make sure that the exhibitions and books are put in place in such a way that everyone feels part of the best event possible and we want to involve local businesses in this process so they actively benefit from the connection to a wide local audience.
“Well done you for an imaginative way of involving the people of our part of Kent in recording their lives past and present. Congratulations on your success.” | Lady Moira Swire
“Against all the stresses, strains and burdens of modern life, here is an initiative that focuses on all the good things in the town. (…) Recognition produces feel-good factors and, undoubtedly, fosters loyalty and respect for the town and its people.
I urge you strongly to grasp this opportunity to participate in and to contribute to a project which, as far as I am aware, has been an outstanding success everywhere else it has been held. Don’t spoil the ship for a hap’th of tar! It’s a great community initiative, which can only be good for the town, its businesses and its people. Go for it!” | Bill Croydon, CBE