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Bhopal: Facing 30 Image selected for Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2014

MOOREFRANCESCA_BHOPALFACING30_01Image © Francesca Moore

I’m very excited to announce that one of my Bhopal: Facing 30 portraits has been selected for the Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2014. The exhibition, showcasing the very best in environmental photography and film, will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, 23 June – 4 July 2014, before going on a national tour until November.

There is a dedicated project blog for my Arts Council funded project Bhopal: Facing 30, where all updates including further information about the Environmental Photographer of The Year competition are posted at www.bhopalfacing30.wordpress.com

 

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I’ve been awarded an Arts Council Grant for Bhopal: Facing 30

MOORE_130401_WallPreviewAll Images © Francesca Moore

One month ago today I found out that I had been awarded an Arts Council Grant for my project, Bhopal: Facing 30. The photographic project, in two parts, portrays the site of the 1984 Bhopal disaster today and of the people that continue to be affected 30 years on. A book of the work will be published to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the disaster.

Production of a dedicated project blog is underway, where I will publish project-specific updates and invite you to follow for news of project progress and events. Until then, you can always find updates via twitter @moorefran.

In early January 2014 I will return to Bhopal to shoot the second half of the project, details of which will all be posted on the new blog pages. Then in due course I will be organising a series of talks and events in London and Brighton for local people to engage with the artwork, and with the wider issues of Bhopal.

With thanks to all those who helped make the grant application a success, and thanks too to the project partners with whom I look forward to working with throughout the duration of Bhopal: Facing 30;  Bhopal Medical Appeal, Sambhavna Trust Clinic, Photofusion Gallery, Housmans Bookshop, Daunt Books, Community Arts Centre, and Asian Resource Centre of Croydon.

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Factory Workers

All Images © Francesca Moore

These portraits taken in a car factory in Chennai are a work in progress that focuses on the people behind India’s recent economic growth – with car manufactoring being one of the most prominent factors contributing to growth in recent years.