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.
Storyteller, poet, playwright, historian, writer – Edson Burton is involved in numerous activities connected with Bristol. He is currently working at the Trinity Centre coordinating a project called Vice and Virtue which is about discovering the history of the area of Old Market. Connected through his work to the University, local community groups and media and heritage organisations, Edson finds he is able to facilitate relationships between these different groups and different aspects of Bristol culture. Edson says that while no two days are the same, at the crux of all these activities is thinking about how we communicate and how to do this creatively.
You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.