Andy Campbell Creative Challenge Commissions, Visual Arts


A documentary photography project engaging 69 residents from across the Wakefield District.

foh-toh received funding from the Creative Challenge 2020 Covid projects grants to help chronicle life in Wakefield during the Coronavirus pandemic as an open forum for the people of Wakefield to submit images.

Photographs were submitted and showcased on the Instagram account @fohtoh_wakefield, with participants exploring the weekly themes - Our new normal, My kind of fun, Back to the streets, People, In-betweeness, Home sweet home and Community.

foh-toh shared interviews with practicing photographers relating to the weekly themes, inspiring and educating Wakefield residents about the medium and showcasing emerging talent at the same time. The project has begun to build a photographic community, and it has provided residents with a way of connecting to Wakefield and a flexible creative outlet throughout lockdown and continued social sanctioning.

foh-toh is delivered by Wakefield producers and artists/photographers Amy Lilley, Lucy Norton and Emily Ryalls. The project was launched in the Wakefield Express, and featured on BBC Radio Leeds alongside the Our Diary project – a sister photography project led by Emily Ryalls.

Visit their Instagram page @fohtoh_wakefield and use the hashtag #fohtoh to submit your own photos and to see other submitted photography.