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The Town Is The Venue
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The Town Is The Venue Town Collection

Colonel / Thierry Geoffrey

Made in Huntly, 2004

R. A & J. Bruce Newsagents, Duke St

Double spread newspaper print supplement

Thierry Geoffroy aka COLONEL, decided to measure the ‘Scottishness’ of Huntly people, by asking townsfolk ‘how Scottish are you?’. The project involved over 250 inhabitants being photographed in ‘mug-shot’ style for the Huntly Express broadsheet, each giving a self-assessment percentage of their Scottishness.

COLONEL approached his time in Huntly as if he were a tourist trying to get to the bottom of people’s investment in identity and belonging.


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