Family photographs to be focus of TV artwork

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FAMILY snaps will become the focus of an artwork to be screened live on television.

Photographer Julian Germain is working with Sunderland-based North East Photography Network (NEPN) and Sunderland Minster to generate a piece which will appear as part of the Great North Passion.

He is one of 12 artists to team up with community organisations who will transform a shipping container into one of the 12 Stations of the Cross, which will be used in the Good Friday performance and screened on BBC One.

Julian has set up a studio at the minster and wants people’s treasured photos of key moments in their lives to create the work for the Passion.

He said: “For the Great North Passion project I am especially interested to meet people for whom these snapshot images have become even more precious, perhaps because of the loss of or separation from a loved one, or it could be that the photos so clearly describe the inevitable and relentless passage of time, of our children growing up, leaving home and moving away.” Julian will host a session at the minster tomorrow at 6pm and hopes as many people as possible will attend and bring photographs.