Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring 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.
James and Steph Clarke set up and developed the hyperlocal website WV11.co.uk which serves the community of Wednesfield. The site came about initially in response to their mutual desire to improve the perception people had of the town. There was a lot going on and they wanted to share this with others. The site has helped bring people together and also now acts as a springboard for their involvement in other activities such as arranging local Fun Days and fundraisers. They have both gained a great deal from running the website – helping improve local services, meeting some fantastic people and Steph even got her job because of her involvement in it.
You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.