Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #1

March 27th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Conference Research | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the subjects.

These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want to. Their motivations are diverse – from doing something because they believe it has a social, cultural or economic benefit to the community to more personal motivations such as developing new friendships, learning and gaining skills or because it is something they enjoy.


Carol Miller is involved in Moseley in Bloom, a volunteer group that aims to make Moseley cleaner and greener. They undertake horticultural projects and work in collaboration with other groups to integrate horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility. Carol believes this helps to encourage pride and engagement in the community and creates a safer environment. Carol got involved initially after retirement and feels it is has enabled her to get to know a lot more people in the locality as well as becoming more engaged in local issues. She also finds she has the possibility to influence local problems.

You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.

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