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).
Greenwich Yacht Club:
Anchor & Hope pub:
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.
“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
Thames Gateway Business Awards:
Best Use of Science or Technology