Hi all. I received the following email and thought it may be of interest to someone.

Dear Musselburgh Camera Club,

I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Elizabeth Evans. I am a photographer and I have recently launched a project called Great in is an online photographic archive that documents Britain at work. We are asking photographers to submit images/ environmental portraits that celebrate those working heroes in our communities. The hope is that over time this searchable archive will demonstrate the shifting sands of toil and trade in Britain, in order to inform and inspire both present and future generations. Please find details in the attached press release and I invite you to have a good look at the site.

It would be wonderful if you could inform your members about this unique and timely venture. We are keen to raise the standard of photography submitted to the archive. Images chosen are published on the website and photographers are showcased on our blog. There is a competition and winning images are awarded a prize of a Barbour jacket at the end of each month. With enough quality, insightful images we plan to tour an exhibition and publish a book at the end of this year.

I hope it would appeal to camera clubs such as yourselves, those with the skill, interest and initiative to go out and specifically shoot a subject. I also hope you will see the value to the nation of this endeavor and how you could inspire the public to document their communities in order that it become as comprehensive as possible. As far as T&C’s go, photographers retain copyright of their images of course, but we are ask that in order to support the ongoing national archive, they grant Great in Britain a non exclusive license for any related promotion of the archive on a royalty free basis without a restriction in time.

If I can provide any more information please do get in touch with me. Do let me know if you can help support the project and I would be very interested to hear any feedback.

Thank you for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Evans