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Bristol Parkhive is Seeking Photo Submissions for a New Digital Photographic Archive

Published on Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Bristol Parkhive is seeking photo submissions for a new digital photographic archive to celebrate Bristol's parks and green spaces

Bristol Parkhive is seeking photos taken in Bristol’s parks and green spaces for submission to a newly created online Digital Photographic Archive, celebrating these areas during Bristol’s European Green Capital year. The aim is to celebrate the important role these places play in the lives of Bristol’s residents by creating an online photo album of the scenery, plants and animals, activities, and daily life taking place in parks and green spaces all over the city, throughout the year.

The photos can range from artistic and composed, to phone snaps taken of wildlife, or friends or family on a sunny day- Bristol Parkhive wants to see them all. Photos of parks and green spaces in all fourteen Bristol neighbourhood districts are sought after, showcasing the diversity of communities across the city. And there is no limit on the number of photos one person can submit; the more photos there are, the richer the archive becomes.

Photos can be uploaded directly onto the project’s Tumblr, website , Facebook  or Twitter pages.

The Digital Photographic Archive will be housed in UWE’s permanent collection from the end of 2015, and a series of submission competitions and exhibitions of the photos will occur throughout the year, including shows at UWE Bower Ashton's Gallery, and a touring exhibition at schools, libraries, and community venues.

About Bristol Parkhive:

Bristol Parkhive is a collaborative exchange project between the University of the West of England and the Bristol Parks Forum, Bristol's network of volunteer parks groups. The project aims to highlight the work of parks volunteers, increasing their skills and capacity to innovate, and to link up the university and its students with live projects around parks and green spaces, and develop ideas and strategies to improve and safeguard these areas for the future. For more information, visit