CURRENT ACTIVITY:
 
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE: 
Prescription for Art reaches isolated elderly individuals, by partnering with local doctors’ surgeries.  The programme works by GPs and Nurses ‘referring’ patients to the Dulwich Picture Gallery to take part in creative workshops.  The programme has been running for several years and has proven to enhance lives, combat isolation and create a new social life.
Many thanks to the TheWorshipful Company of Grocers for contributing to workshop costs. 
 
 
 
THAMES TRAIL:
Thames Trail: an interactive photowalk and smartphone appDownload the Thames Trail app for free, for Apple phones Download the Thames Trail now, for Android phones
 
In 2013, the Viewfinder launched the Thames Trail: an interactive photowalk with an accompanying phone app that encourages the local community and visitors to explore the industrial and shipbuilding heritage of Greenwich, from its 19th century heyday to the present.
THAMES TRAIL GUIDED WALKS AND WORKSHOPS: join us on one!
★ THAMES TRAIL BOOKLET AND CHILDREN'S PACK: see below
PUBLISH YOUR THAMES TRAIL PHOTOS: see below
THAMES TRAIL IN THE NEWS: read all about it!
 
THAMES TRAIL REVIEWS:

"Very cool!" Londontopia

One of the best history apps we’ve seen on the market to date. As a company based in Greenwich, it's been wonderful to see the rich heritage of the area brought to life in a very 21st century way. One of the unique aspects about the project has been the amount of local community involvement, with many of the photographs being submitted by the very people who have seen the area transformed over the past decades." Ben Johnson, Technical Director of Historic UK

"an invaluable tool for understanding the historic significance of the area. We use it all the time when photographing Greenwich.  Brilliant!" London Photo Tours

"A remarkable, heart-warming and very effective community project which has made use of  the memories, knowledge and skills of a wide spectrum of Greenwich people. The innovative, multi-media approach using voices, sounds, photos, historic images and maps brings the  Greenwich riverside to life in a way almost impossible to achieve in a conventional guide." Julian Watson, local historian

The Thames Trail launched on 4 June 2013, with the resources available online until at least 2018. The project is being funded by a £16,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

THAMES TRAIL RESOURCES
 
DIGITAL BOOKLET: read or download a copy to take with you
 
 
DIGITAL CHILDREN'S BOOKLET: read or download a copy to take with you
 
 
PUBLISH YOUR THAMES TRAIL PHOTOS: email your photographs taken on the Thames Trail route to thamestrailgreenwich@viewfinder.org.uk, and they will be automatically published to the Thames Trail Flickr photostream.
Any text in the email subject header will be automatically published as the image caption, and any text in the main email field (ie where you write a message) will be published as the image description.
 
BONUS AUDIO FILES:
Billingsgate Dock:

 
East Greenwich Gasworks:

 

Bugsby's Wharf:

 

Phoenix Wharf:

 

Greenwich Yacht Club:

 

Anchor & Hope pub:

 

Siemens Factory:

 

PREVIOUS ACTIVITY, AWARDS AND TESTIMONIALS

 

Between the first exhibition in November 2005 and the most recent in January 2012, the Viewfinder has also delivered 65+ photography-based exhibitions to provoke and expand image making and discussion and 70+ workshops and events, including an outreach series, to engage the community. In May 2011, the Viewfinder closed its physical gallery space and began an exciting programme of pop-up exhibitions and events.
 

TESTIMONIALS:


The Viewfinder Photography Gallery has given a voice and opportunity to so many photographers,  regardless of age, race or creed.
Adrian Capps, Chairman of London Independent Photography
 
The Viewfinder Photography Gallery has established a powerful presence and reputation as a centre for imaginative exhibitions and the promotion of high quality photography. I hope it will continue to thrive and develop in the years ahead.
Nick Raynsford MP
 
"Viewfinder has moved very nicely into the digital networked world of the Internet. In doing so, Viewfinder provides opportunities to be connected to the global collective of photographers and visual artists."
Roberto Muffoletto, Director of VASA
 
The Viewfinder Photography Gallery provides an invaluable service to the local community and beyond through its exhibition, workshop and outreach programmes. I am pleased to offer my support for the Viewfinder – it is always encouraging to see small arts organisations providing high quality activities.
Bob Harris, Chairman of the Cultural Forum
 
The Viewfinder Photography Gallery has made a valuable contribution to photographic and visual arts communities over recent years, particularly around supporting emerging artists. Exhibitions cover a wide range of practices and they have enthusiastically placed themselves within an ongoing dialogue about the nature of photography in London, and how it might speak to a wide constituency of practitioners, gallery audiences, educators and theorists.
Paul Halliday, Course Leader of MA Photography and Urban Cultures,
Goldsmiths, University of London
 

AWARDS:

Thames Gateway Business Awards:

Finalist in three categories: Customer Service, Community and Diversity
Finalist rosette
Archant London Environmental Awards:
Finalist in Small Environmental Business of the Year
Finalist rosette
Archant London Environmental Awards:
Finalist in Environmental Business of the Year
Thames Gateway Business Awards:
Finalist in three categories: Sustainable Business of the Year, Diversity in Business and
Best Use of Science or Technology

Rosette for being a finalist in the Sustainable Business of the Year in the Thames Gateway Business Awards 08

Rosette for being a finalist in the Diversity in Business in the Thames Gateway Business Awards 08

Rosette for being a finalist in the Best Use of Science or Technology in the Thames Gateway Business Awards 08