Changing Faces

Video and photographic participatory project
Robert Blake & Elmwood BSF School, Bridgwater, Somerset, 2012

Changing Faces
Digital video. Robert Blake and Elmwood Secondary School, 2012
Commissioned by Somerset County Council (SCC); Contractor: BAM; Facilitator: RIO

Changing Faces is a photographic participatory project involving students, staff and the community from Robert Blake Science College and Elmwood School in Bridgwater.

Over a period of a year we worked with the two schools to photograph the faces of hundreds of people who are in some way connected with the schools. This project involved staff, students, parents, the local community as well as the building contractors, architects and members of Somerset County Council involved with the building of the new BSF school.

This collection of portraits have been morphed together to create a film of a changing face made up of hundreds of faces. The film is intended as a celebration of the new school and the community that helped to create it and the community it will serve in the future. The film will be shown in the new school and can also be viewed here online.