Covid heroes wanted for a new Doncaster photography project

Do you know a key worker who is worthy of a little recognition for their work during the pandemic? Find out how to nominate them to take part in a photo shoot.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 9:13 am

‘Depictions of DN’ is a photography project designed to capture the stories of Doncaster’s local heroes who have worked so hard over the pandemic.Right Up Our Street is looking for nominations of a key worker or volunteer who has stood out to you personally.

Sally Lockey, Project Director at Right Up Our Street, said: “As a community, we are all in awe of local key workers and volunteers.

"They have shown a tireless commitment throughout the pandemic we want to celebrate their contribution.

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“We want to capture the images and stories of our local heroes and give them a shout-out on social media.

"With the potential of their stories forming part of an exhibition later in the year at the DN Festival of Light 2021.

“We’re so excited to see your nominations and thank the unsung heroes of our community.”

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To nominate a local hero, please email a photo, along with a few short lines explaining how they have gone above and beyond, to [email protected]

Alternatively, you can post on social media using the hashtag #DepictionsDN.

The top 10 nominated key workers or volunteers will be selected by a community panel in June 2021.

The chosen nominations will receive a visit from a local photographer, who will take a portrait style photo that will form part of a short film to be featured during DN Festival of Light 2021 in November 2021.

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