What is Doorstep Diaries MK?

 

During Lockdown we were running Doorstep Diaries MK. The project was an open call to households across Milton Keynes to have their photograph taken on their doorstep, free of charge, during the first national lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It set out to celebrate the community and share moments of positivity during a time of widespread uncertainty and challenge.  

 

The response to the project was phenomenal and we have captured and shared hundreds of positive moments. It was an absolute pleasure to meet everyone who has taken part and to share a positive lockdown experience.

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We loved the doorstep photos Stacey took of our family. She had some lovely ideas for photos to take that have created some lovely lockdown memories

Stacy Hutton

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Exhibited at MK Gallery 2021

We were fortunate to exhibit the Doorstep Diaries MK project in MK Gallery project space, on the 18th May - 27th June 2021. 

 

Featured in the exhibition were a series of images which show natural and authentic moments in the community. Shared smiles and laughter highlight genuine connections and togetherness.

 

Many of the photographs were displayed on reclaimed wood from Milton Keynes in the shape of houses and all of the suppliers we worked with are local businesses in Milton Keynes.

Project Collaboration

The exhibition also featured a compilation of filmed interviews with Milton Keynes residents. The interviews were part of "Lockdown Lives MK," a project by Living Archive MK designed to document the lives and experiences of citizens during the lockdown and beyond.

 

Living Archive MK is a charity which collects, preserves and shares the history and heritage of Milton Keynes.

Everybody Welcome!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken part and supported the project.

Don't worry If you missed the exhibition check out the images below and to find our more about our story take a look at our Behind the scenes hot shots blog!

For everyone who took part in the project, you have the option to buy your exhibited images & housing blocks!

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