OMNIBUS PROJECT

THE OMNIBUS PROJECT

Award-winning photographer, George Georgiou, who spent over a decade living and photographing in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, came to Suffolk in Spring 2016 to turn his lens on the streets of Ipswich – from the top deck of an Ipswich Bus – for the Omnibus Project.

His residency on the buses, was supported by the five area committees of Ipswich Borough Council and the bus company, Ipswich Buses, and was part of PhotoEast 2016 – Suffolk’s first photography festival – which launched 24 May – 25 June 2016 in collaboration with University Campus Suffolk.

At the beginning of April 2016, George traversed the length and breadth of Ipswich on various bus routes, capturing the unscripted and candid moments playing out on the streets below to create a unique visual record of the town. The resulting photographs came together as a large-scale exhibition on the Waterfront during the PhotoEast Festival.

For more information about the project and festival, visit PhotoEast.

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Photo: Last Stop, George Georgiou