A photograph of six Bristol Waste workers has been installed on a disused billboard in St Werburgh’s.
The billboard on York Road is now used for regularly changing artworks rather than corporate advertising, with Colin Moody’s photograph a way of saying thank you to the people who keep our streets clean and tidy.
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Moody, who has led street photography workshops for Bristol24/7 members, submitted the photo to Adblock Bristol as part of their ongoing Burg Arts project.
He told Adblock Bristol: “I was walking around Bedminster looking at all the people coming and going on East Street and I noticed that the road was clean and tidy, and these lads were all stood in a row outside one of the cafes.
“We had a little chat and I asked to take their photo. Love a bit of banter. And here they are. Keeping our, their, your streets clean so we can all enjoy our life.”
Moody added: “In my photography I try and give a voice to those who we might not hear a lot from, or to peek into lives in a meaningful way that makes us realise how many layers of community there are in this city.
“We don’t always notice one person so when groups form in unexpected places I love to snap that and engage with my subject. Hands up for the waste team. Top job.
Main photo by Martin Booth
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