Photofest is go!
The new Hereford Festival of Photography 2002 web-site is now online. As well as exhibitions (John Hodgett, Clive Landen, Lesley McIntyre, Homer Sykes, Waltraut Tanzler, Joanna Vestey, Manfred Wirtz, among others) there are also portfolio days, talks and a digital photography masterclass. Also part of the Festival is a competition to find the Young Photographer of the Year 2002. Entrants have to be at school, be aged 11 to 16, and happy to get a winner’s cheque for £350. This year’s theme is “Home”. The deadline is tight: 27th September 2002. Details from:

Up hill, down dale:
I cycled up-&-over to Newcastle-under-Lyme for a meeting with Simon, who’s willing to volunteer to help with the expansion of my Creative Stoke prototype into the more fully-fledged which is being planned. I happened to be in the town’s Boots shop when the two-minute silence happened; the entire shop stopped and mourned, in total silence. On the way from the meeting I snapped this cool custom VW van….

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Sept. 11th:
Andrew Sullivan, as always, says it all on Sept. 11th.