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The Secrets of the Woods by Heather Laurence

The Secrets of the Woods by Heather Laurence

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Date

Jul 22 2024 19:00 - 20:30
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Description

Online RPS WIP Talk Outline:  A photography and archaeology wellbeing project.

This online RPS WIP talk by Heather Laurence PhD will cover:

· Wellbeing, how photography and archaeology work together as a tool

· Why we are working in the area that we are

· What we have done so far

· What we are hoping to do

· What the expected outcome of the project is

· Future direction of the project.

Biography

Heather Laurence PhD

I got my first camera in 1982, a Kodak Instamatic to take with me on a school skiing trip to Norway. A second film roll, and four flash cubes. I was hooked! Fast forward to 2024 and I have never put a camera down. Even in my darkest of days, (and there have been many, including the loss of my child and several family members in close succession). Capturing images kept me sane. I look back at images that I took at the time, and they are not, as one would possibly expect, dark or dull, depressing images, they are mostly flora and fauna of the area at the time, the things that made me ‘feel better’.

I currently work as the editor and photographer of a lifestyle, arts, and culture publication, as well as being a professional photographer. I qualified many years ago as a mental health practitioner, working in a variety of fields, but using photography as a wellbeing tool, was often something I relied upon with clients.

My husband is an archaeologist, and as a ‘hobby’ archaeologist myself, I began to juggle the idea of combining both our interests into a wellbeing project, it didn’t take long for it to come together, and we are currently working on the Secrets of The Woods. A project aimed at reconnecting the community, enhancing wellbeing and education, using visual, auditory and practical hands-on experiences.


To find out more about Heather visit her Linktree:

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