Bob Edwards - A Sense of Place

Bob Edwards

Bobs early interest in photography developed into film making whilst at Sussex University, after which he joined the BBC directing and producing arts programmes. Leaving the BBC in 1972 to become an independent film maker, he received a BAFTA nomination for sound recording work on the LWT production of The Marriage of Figaro. In the 80s Bob worked with Greenpeace documenting many international campaigns around the world.

The advent of digital technology led to a series of film portraits of women and after a long career spanning writing, photography, teaching film making, Bob decided to help charities by making films on Aids and mental health problems, particularly for Christian Aid about their HIV/ Aids prevention programmes. These photographs, which were shown at The Cut in 2010  were taken during his filming in Sierra Leone.

Guiness_Freetown_Sierra_Leone

Guiness Freetown, Sierra Leone

Slot_Machines_Kenema_Sierra_Leone

Slot Machines Kenema, Sierra Leone

Palm_Oil_Plantation_Kenema_Sierra_Leone

Palm Oil Plantation, Kenema, Sierra_Leone

Market_Stall_Freetown_Sierra_Leon

Market Stall, Freetown, Sierra_Leon

Soldiers_Sierra_Leone

Soldiers, Sierra Leone

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Man Relaxing, Sierra Leone.

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