In the latest Celebrate Awards announced today, Camera Voices is delighted to receive funding to hold Livingstone’s Living Legacy: Football and the Three Cs Photography Exhibition at Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, Glasgow, in the premises of the Scottish Football Museum in November (dates to be confirmed).
This will be the first project undertaken by Camera Voices (a not-for-profit Community Interest Company). Director and photojournalist, Claire Foottit, says, “It is an honour to receive a Celebrate Award and hugely exciting and appropriate that the exhibition will be held at the Scottish Football Museum in Hampden, at the home of Scottish Football, with its sporting links to the Commonwealth Games 2014.”
The exhibition celebrates Scotland’s heritage with Africa through its most famous missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, who is said to have taken a football to Africa. Collaborating with organisations in Africa and Scotland using football for social change, a selection of portraits and images taken by the football teams on disposable cameras will give a modern interpretation of Livingstone’s three Cs, sharing cultural perspectives and enhancing international partnerships.
This builds upon the successful trailer exhibition held at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, in March this year, described as ‘fascinating and very insightful’, which showed work by the Play Soccer Malawi team from Blantyre.