The Canterbury Journey has been working with talented Canterbury College photographic students to produce a new portfolio of stunning behind-the-scenes images of the Cathedral’s creative spaces, important collections and craftspeople at work.
Students were set a ‘client brief’ to respond to and were given exclusive access to the stained glass studio, stone masons’ workshop, archives, library, conservation work and collections. The images will be used to promote the Cathedral’s internationally significant heritage and chart The Canterbury Journey project.
The Canterbury Journey is currently developing plans for a second round Heritage Lottery Fund grant submission of nearly £12m. The funding will contribute toward essential restoration work as well as increased access, landscaping, interpretation, enhanced learning and a new Welcome Centre and community space.
An important aspect of The Canterbury Journey is creating opportunities to engage new and diverse audiences to the Cathedral by making accessible the Cathedral’s heritage and collections through a variety of exciting activities, volunteering and training initiatives.
The Cathedral’s Head of Learning & Participation, Jan Leandro
The opportunity that I have been given by the Cathedral to be part of this project has been very worthwhile. Not everybody will have the opportunity to go into the Cathedral and the workshops to take pictures. It was nice to go behind the scenes to see how everything works and I think this experience will look very good on my CV.
Riley-Love Hibbert Canterbury College student
We look forward to showcasing the portfolio of images taken by the Canterbury College students in an exhibition later on in the year.