Take Part

How to Submit

Taking part in this project couldn’t be easier. You simply need to take or upload a photo and follow the instructions through this form. You will also be invited to share what freedom means to you. This might be on a personal level or sociopolitical. We are keen to encourage genuine reflections rather than stock answers.

There is also a section for people to include their own short Liberation story. This could be first hand testimony, or reflections gathered from friends or loved ones. It could perhaps be about a seminal moment on a previous Liberation day celebration.

Guidelines

  • Please only submit faces & portraits.
  • There is a character limit so we are able to share to social media, so for a greater chance of being featured we suggest a short and succinct story.
  • If you cannot use the form, submit your photos by email. Download the license form, sign and send to sophie@arts.je along with your pictures.

Become a Face of Liberation Photographer

  • Click here to download the photographers project pack and upload your photos in bulk.

Submit by Midnight Sunday March 15th


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photo mosaic

The People's Picture | 2020

As part of the official celebrations of Liberation 75, ArtHouse Jersey has commissioned The People’s Picture to create one of the most ambitious pieces of participatory art Jersey has seen.

‘The Face of Liberation’ will be a photo mosaic featuring the faces of Jersey inhabitants, past and present, covering over 1,000 square feet of wall space in St Helier. ArtHouse Jersey are appealing to all Islanders to send selfies, or pictures of their friends, family and ancestors to form the mosaic. We are also inviting people to reflect on the themes and questions that Liberation might raise.

What does freedom mean to you?

During the Second World War, the Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 – Liberation Day. 75 years on and our community still celebrates the anniversary and the freedom that was won.

We are asking all Islanders to add their face to a collective image, which will form the ‘face of liberation’ and become a symbol of our community today. Whilst submitting their photos, we are inviting people to reflect and share their own stories and thoughts about freedom; something that can all-too-easily be taken for granted until it is denied.

The Final Picture

As people submit their photos and stories, The People’s Picture will be looking for one face that stands out, one face that tells a story, that is suitable to become the ‘Face of Liberation’. It might be the face of a young person, someone identified from archive photos who is still with us today, or somebody’s relative.

The artwork will be revealed in April just ahead of Liberation Day 2020. Submit your photo using the form above.
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The Final Picture

We will be gathering images not only online via submissions, but also by sending photographers out into the community, to capture clubs and groups. We will also be partnering with Jersey Heritage to incorporate some of the photographic ID cards taken during the occupation. These images, will all come together to form the ‘face of liberation’, juxtaposing contemporary portraits and stories with those from the past.

As people submit their photos and stories, The People’s Picture will be looking for one face that stands out, one face that tells a story, that is suitable to become the ‘Face of Liberation’. It might be the face of a young person, someone identified from the ID cards who is still with us today, or somebody’s relative. The artwork will be revealed in April just ahead of Liberation Day 2020.

Community Engagement

To compliment the online submissions we will be sending photographers out into the community to capture people in their own spaces. They will be available to attend groups, clubs, teams and schools to capture their images and collect their reflections on freedom alongside any liberation stories.

This might include choirs, sports teams, care groups or other types of clubs. Should your community group like to be captured then please contact Sophie Ridgway on sophie@arts.je

Local photography students will also be tasked to go out into the community to capture as many faces as they can in a variety of municipal locations. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to gain experience in portraiture, and to contribute to a significant public artwork.

if you are a budding photographer who would like to be involved in the project, please contact Sophie Ridgway on sophie@arts.je

More Information

For more information please contact the project Producer Sophie Ridgway on sophie@arts.je

The People's Picture

The People’s Picture create innovative photo artworks and installations at the leading edge of design and technology. Creative Director Helen Marshall is an award winning visual artist, an expert in visual storytelling, digital photo mosaics and bringing communities together to create, celebrate and own their unique legacy. The People’s Picture combines thousands of photographs to tell a story, commemorate an important occasion or bring attention to important social issues.

The Face of Liberation is a project by The People’s Picture, commissioned by ArtHouse Jersey, and supported by Jersey Heritage.​