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Age UK Camden have been documenting their work in the community throughout the COVID19 crisis. In this Virtual Private View of Julian Claxton’s photography, Age UK Camden will share an intimate and unseen side to the pandemic.
Age UK Camden organised and launched an initial response to the COVID 19 crisis on Friday 13th March 2020, providing emergency food parcels via donations. When national lockdown was announced in late March there was an inevitable surge in demand for support, and clients were becoming increasingly distressed.
Age UK received over 7000 referrals and delivered over 20,000 bags of food throughout the borough.
The narrative and images in the exhibition focus on the local people who made this response possible; including those from Age UK who put themselves at risk every day for the good of others, to source and pack essential provisions for those who were unable to get food for themselves, the delivery drivers and those making regular phone calls and caring for older people shielding at home.
‘We are very proud to display these achievements through a gallery of such impactful imagery.’ Nikki Morris, CEO Age UK Camden.
Photographer Julian Claxton has held numerous exhibitions, been featured nationally & internationally in print and won numerous awards, including the 2015 Travel Media Awards for documentary images of children in rural Uganda, the 2016 Event Photography Awards for ‘Election day’ documentary and reached the final of the 2013 National Geographic competition. Julian documented Age UK supporting the Camden community in lockdown through photography. These images tell the story of the organisation, the people and the passion for providing services for older people, as well as the struggles and emotions experienced in such a challenging environment.
About Age UK Camden:
Age UK Camden is an independent charity working in Camden to offer support and services to older people. They provide advice, enable independence and combat loneliness across the borough.
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