Albert Road
 
This installation features photographs submitted through an open call for inherited images that respond to the theme Family Legacy. 
WAX was interested in displaying personal accounts of growing up in Middlesbrough and uncovering its residents' hidden heritage stories. 
The project exists as a homage to the important legacies passed down through our families and draws attention to the intrinsic link between photography and memory.
A submitted project that was of particular interest was archival imagery depicting the Middlesbrough motorcycle scene. A scene that has been prominent since the 1950s when rockers on factory British bikes dominated it. 
After the release of Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider in 1969, the chopper scene exploded. Some of the images show a small part of both the local chopper and political activism movement, how they were linked and how the pursuit of freedom and civil liberties was a way of life for the rider/activist and their families. 
WAX is a photography collective made up of Antony Chambers, Rachel Deakin, Jason Hynes, and Amy Owens. The collective's focus is to develop contemporary art photography and support emerging photographers further their practice through a diverse range of events, exhibitions, and workshops. 

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The project is a way of coming together to create something positive during a time of separation and uncertainty. It is a celebration of the power and importance of photography and explores the links between memory and the medium.
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LEGACY is part of  is a series of artist commissions which form a pilot programme offered in partnership with Historic England and their High Street Heritage Action Zone (HS HAZ). Historic England is working with local people and partners across 69 High Streets in England, to help breathe new life into high streets that are rich in heritage. 
This will aim to help with the recovery of local high streets from regenerating historic buildings to helping to engage local communities through art and cultural projects.
A Cultural Programme will take place in conjunction with the main High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme. Working with local communities, cultural organisations and artists, this will celebrate what is unique about each place. 
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WAX are looking for photographs that respond to the theme Family Legacy. Images can be in any style but they must have been inherited by you from your family and hold a special place in your memory.
Submission guidelines:
Images should be saved as a jpeg
Size of images should be 300 ppi and no smaller than 10MB 
and no larger than 15MB at 300 dpi
Name each image with LEGACY, YOUR NAME and a NUMBER SEQUENCE for each image (example) LEGACY_JOE_BLOGGS_001 / LEGACY_JANE_BLOGGS_002 
Email images to letstalkwax@gmail.com 
Please include MY LEGACY SUBMISSION and YOUR NAME in the email subject line 
Please include a few sentences/paragraphs that explain what the image depicts. 
If you have any problems with scanning or saving your images please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance. 

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