PJ.elements has been awarded a Community Heritage grant from the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership to photograph people living and working in the landscape of the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk fens.
Pete Johnstone the owner of PJ.elements said:
This is a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to being able to meet and photograph some of the people who live and work in the area and to try and tell their story. I am aiming to photograph farmers, people who are responsible for the water management of the Ouse Washes and those involved with local crafts in the area.
Mark Nokkert, project manager for the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme said:
In awarding the grant we like the fact that Elements of the Landscape will leave a photographic record of people living and working in the Ouse Washes. We look increasingly to use images of the 1947 floods and earlier ones showing life and people living in past times, and so we think that this project will add an important landscape-specific contribution to an image library of fenland life today.
Pictured are Sara Marshall and Mark Nokkert of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership team.
Photo by Pete Johnstone.
The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme (OWLP) is a 3-year project largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme focuses on the promotion of the area surrounding the Ouse Washes, the heart of the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk Fens, and on encouraging community engagement with the area’s diverse heritage.