First glimpse of the New Begins photographic exhibition

Posted:
1:30 p.m. January 11, 2022



The first images were submitted to BBC Radio Suffolk and Norfolk’s Creative Lives photo competition and the National Arts Charity.

It’s not too late to be a part of the show, with submissions open until February 6 in response to the “New Beginnings” theme.

Admission is free and all images received will be included in an online exhibition in February and March. This is expected to be kicked off by an in-person event hosted by the BBC in February.

The association asks photographers: after two difficult years, how can we use the new year as a new beginning? What changes do you see coming? What do you hope the future will look like? What personal goals do you want to achieve?

To participate and read the guide, visit the Creative Lives website.


I recently started an ongoing project called “Growing Pains” in response to how I think young people were treated badly during the pandemic. I wanted to create a series of environmental portraits of my friends and people closest to me to show that despite obstacles, we continue to be creative and thrive in such isolated conditions.
– Credit: Nicola Bates


Sleepy seal pup enjoying the sun on Horsey Beach.

Sleepy seal pup enjoying the sun on Horsey Beach. I’m aiming this year to be as relaxed and happy as this little guy. Positivity is my goal.
– Credit: Emma Allard


Sunset captured on the shore of Great Yarmouth - like every day, a sunset is a new beginning.

Sunset captured on the shore of Great Yarmouth – like every day, a sunset is a new beginning.
– Credit: Emma Allard




“New Beginnings” is described as the very first studio photoshoot I did at my new college.
– Credit: Charlotte Parkinson


Created with photographic paper, natural elements and a photocopier.

Created with photographic paper, natural elements and a photocopier. Shooting through a faceted gemstone and a magnifying glass bending the light.
– Credit: Lesley Wright


Ali Pretty, of Kinetika, begins his 500 mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury.

Ali Pretty, of Kinetika, begins his 500 mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury. The project was called Beach of Dreams. Each image represents a participant’s dreams and thoughts regarding a specific mile of the walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury.
– Credit: Mike Johnston


Ipswich sunrise.

Ipswich sunrise.
– Credit: Sarah Rudd


Morning walk with a beautiful frost turning everywhere into a winter paradise.

Morning walk with a beautiful frost turning everywhere into a winter paradise. The sun broke through the early morning cloud to add to the mix.
– Credit: Trevor Mayes


A fresh start for the 48th Fighter Wing stationed at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk.

A fresh start for the 48th Fighter Wing stationed at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk. The F35A brings the fighter wing into the next generation of fighter jets. With an aging fleet of F15s, the F35s will bring fifth generation technology to the Suffolk skies.
– Credit: Carl Humphrey


Footprints in the sand

Footprints in the Sand – a winter walk along Caister Beach. The fresh air, the sound of the waves and the prospect of 2022 with the footprints guiding the way.
– Credit: Laura Baxter

Michael E. Marquez