The Photobook Project ©
2016 - Present
An ongoing international book archive of socially engaged projects, empowering people living with dementia and their wider communities 

Funded by: Arts Council England, Daiwa Foundation, Crowdfunder, Natwest’s Back Her Business, Race and Equality Foundation, Cultivator Cornwall, Ryedale District Council, The Inclusivity Project, The Ideas Fund, Real Ideas

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The Photobook Project is a creative framework which invites individuals to document their individual & shared narratives through photography, book-making & other media. This project has been designed to for people living with dementia, providing an accessible method of documentation, a space for them to curate their creative activities around their interests, a form of cognitive stimulation, a body of memory & a professional platform to empower them as artists.

Ellie designed this project as part of her MA Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth University 2014-16 & has delivered this project to various groups of people living with dementia, as well as groups with an intergenerational focus. This project invites the participants to be the illustrators of their own narratives, providing them with self-evidence that they are living well with their dementia, enhancing their self-confidence, feelings of connectivity & artistic skillset.

See following pages for specific projects

Photo Credits: Hannah Wright & John Mersey