"Temple Feeds", 2019 | Ibolya Feher

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Ibolya Feher is a photography storyteller based in Bristol, UK. Her main interest is telling people’s stories and depicting the life of different communities. Her work is concerned with the boundaries and bonds within communities, their environment and the everyday life of the individuals. 

We spoke to Ibolya about her series ‘Temple Feeds’.

‘Temple Feeds’ is a documentary project capturing the everyday working life of the growers at the ‘Severn Project’ urban gardening social enterprise. My project was to document the working life of the employees, their connection to their work and the environment.

’Severn Project’ was a social re-integration project providing real opportunities to socially excluded people. They grew organic vegetables on disused urban land and supplied local restaurants with their produce. The project at the time of documenting was operating on three smallholdings - in Keynsham, Whitchurch, and in Temple Meads behind the board where the final work was exhibited. Sadly ‘Severn Project’ has undergone liquidation this summer.

The project was part of Second Chances coordinated by Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre and MAYK, with support from Bristol City Council and Arts Council England.

To see more of Ibolya’s work, visit https://cargocollective.com/wwwibolyafeherphotographycom

All images and text © Ibolya Feher