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Cath Ford of the Action Factory approached Adrian Barber (a photographer), Mark Cameron (a digital artist), and Sonia Hughes (a writer) about a mass-participation community art project exploring and celebrating our different ideas of beauty. Mark worked with a group at The Salvation Army in Blackburn constructing an installation with words and projections, whilst Sonia based her writing and poetry workshops with a group of asylum seekers and refugees at Wesley Hall. Adrian documented the other artists at work and wandered the streets of Blackburn taking photos and asking members of the public a series of questions on peoples ideas of Beauty.
Adrian Barber is a photographer and film-maker based in the North West of England specialising in social documentary and community arts. Previous funders include SIPA, ACE, Bolton at Home, Regenda Housing, Contour Homes, Oxfam, Bolton Museums and Archives and many more.