Photographic census

Photographic census of Hoy 2011-2013 by Pearl Sinclair

Pearl Sinclair created a fascinating photographic census of Hoy parish. This wonderful body of work gives us a picture of Hoy here and now (or there and then as it is already nearly a decade old) – archiving the present. Pearl extended the census to include the frequent visitors who come to Hoy regularly, keeping crofts in Hoy and renewing familial ties.

People hand-wrote their own histories around the images, an intimate portrait. Come by Hoy Kirk and look through the folder ‘Photographic Census of Hoy’, Pearl’s precursor to the book, a very important part of our archive.

The hard copy of the book of the project can be ordered through Blurb here.

Or you can download a free PDF below.

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