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This Is Me

‘This is Me’ is a collaboration between Oriel Colwyn and Cartrefi Conwy.

As part of the This is Me project Cartrefi Conwy tenants became celebrities for the day.

The project was the idea of Paul Sampson, Curator of Oriel Colwyn. In partnership with Nerys Veldhuizen, Cartrefi Conwy’s former Older Persons Engagement Coordinator their vision was to give older tenants the chance to shine in the spotlight and tell their stories.

The participants were photographed in their own homes by renowned portrait photographer Niall McDiarmid. These portraits are not just photographs but are part of each tenant’s story. Photographs were also made of items precious to each of the tenants and their stories and conversations gathered by local writer and storyteller Gillian Brownson. The images and texts allow the tenants to tell their stories and share with you a little about their lives.