Welcome to a project celebrating the key workers during the covid-19 pandemic who are living or working in the Luddenden area (Luddenden and Luddenden Foot and Luddenden Dene in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire). Taken between March and June 2020 nominations to be included in the project were invited through the 'Luddenden in Bloom' community Facebook page and volunteers were photographed at their homes, with the appropriate social distancing, and with my wife as lighting assistant!
Their photograph and comments on how the pandemic has affected them were posted on the 'Luddenden in Bloom' Facebook page, where the huge response with comments and 'likes' proved to be incredibly supporting, encouraging and affirming to the key workers. As a result of the response a book and video have been produced to commemorate this event - now available - and an outdoor exhibition was held on 5th September in the churchyard.
It has been a great privilege to meet so many dedicated people and I also acknowledge those who wished not to take part and remain anonymous.
23.4.20 - 16.6.20