photography

Black and white photograph of young boys with a few carrying banners showing religious images in two lines either side of 3 altar servers, two of whom are carrying candlesticks and the third a pole which may be the base of a cross
Back in March 2018 Lorraine Finch, a photograph conservator, gave the archive team some valuable training on identifying different photographic processes and how to care for the different types of photographic material. We were aware that among the various photographic formats held in the Jesuits in Britain Archives there was a collection of glass plate negatives.Before cellulose nitrate film was invented in 1903, photographic emulsions were made on glass supports, more typically known as glass...
Farm street church featured on the wikipedia english homepage
As we turned on our computers this morning in the Jesuits in Britain curia in the heart of London, we were pleasantly surprised to discover one of us had been featured on the Wikipedia homepage! Today's featured picture on wikipedia is both the altar and the nave of the Immaculate Conception Church. It is actually now slightly out of date as work has begun on revealing the original floor in the church. Go and check out the wikipedia home page to find out what else it says about...
 From Tim Byron SJ One of our students took a picture from a recent retreat – as we were walking on Formby Beach (8 miles north of Liverpool).  It reminds me of the pair of disciples walking to Emmaus….   He has called the picture ‘The Entrance to Heaven’ and entered it into a Winter Photography Competition.  I love the sense of space and the incredible skies in it.  You can vote for it by following this link….  https://t.co/1JvlXNghv3   and ‘liking...
Photography enables asylum seekers to feel they have a future and to have hope. That is the message from a member of the Jesuit Refugee Services UK’s Men4Men discussion group who attends the JRS-UK Day Centre in Wapping, East London.Writing in the autumn 2014 edition of Justice, ‘Sebastien’ describes photography as being like “a message from the future” and says it is empowering him to move forward. His photographs were displayed in an exhibition over the...
A New Photography ExhibitionShowcasing work produced and curated by a group from Jesuit Refugee Service UK working with Fotosynthesis"I would like people to come and see my pictures and the parts of London that they have never seen before"Over a period of 12 weeks, a group of nine participants from different countries with diverse ways of seeing their lives have come together to learn new photography skills and to share their perspectives. Their insights and personal experiences shape...
Choosing images for the upcoming JRS photography exhibition
Now in its 16th year, Refugee Week continues to provide a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create a culture of welcome throughout the UK. Many of those images have been produced by refugees themselves through a photographic project organised by the Jesuit Refugee Service.Nine would-be photographers from JRS-UK took part in a training course and produced an exhibition of photos which was displayed at the Lumen Gallery in London this summer. It will be...