Photographer’s work inspired North Walsham students’ three films

North Norfolk photographer Olive Edis. Picture: Norfolk Museums Service (Cromer Museum)

North Norfolk photographer Olive Edis. Picture: Norfolk Museums Service (Cromer Museum) - Credit: Archant

Students at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham have created three short films inspired by the art of Sheringham-based photographer Olive Edis

One of the most celebrated photographers of the early 20th century, she snapped everyone from Norfolk fishermen to prime ministers.

The films will be premiered on Thursday, April 20, from 6pm to 8pm, at Cromer Museum, where a new display celebrating the female photographer's legacy opened last month.

The work was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and has taken about five months to complete.

The films look at different aspects of her career, with the first focusing on techniques and inspirations, the second film assessing achievements and the third tackling war and the creative process.


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Dean Mooney, Paston's film and media tutor, said: 'The project formed part of the students' enrichment sessions and it fitted into the curriculum really well.'

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