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'Watford Out-Standing' Portrait Project

Published date: 19/06/2020 08:52

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Photographer Marcus Jamieson-Pond of JamPondPhotography has collaborated with Watford Council and Watford Museum on a lockdown portrait project, titled ‘Watford Out-Standing’ – one that Montrose and Tremona was asked to be a part of.

With a focus on the ‘stay at home’ slogan, Marcus lensed the ‘faces of lockdown’ standing in their doorways which will form part of an exhibition later in the year.

Images will then go into an archive at Watford Museum to remember what the town looked like during the pandemic and create a visual record that will become part of local history.

“It was an absolute honour to not only be asked to be a part of the project, but be recognised by our local community,” said Tremona Engagement Lead, Margaret Daniels.

She continued: “Like all of our homes, Tremona has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, and this is a little bit of recognition that means so much to us all”.

Volunteers featured in the project were found through local Facebook community groups and by word-of-mouth, and were each given a digital copy of the photograph(s) as a thank you for taking part.

“Having looked at some of the portraits, there is such a strong message – standing together, as a community. It’s very moving,” said Montrose Home Manager, Ilona Sukelovic.

For more information and to view the Watford Out-Standing project, please visit:

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