Photo-Food with Fotonow CIC

by Fotonow in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th May 2018 we successfully raised £5,020 with 81 supporters in 63 days

To deliver a series of cooking and media sessions and publish a cultural recipe book with Plymouth's refugee & asylum seeker community.

by Fotonow in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We'll run the project longer and make the book bigger and better... maybe even go hardback!! Thanks everyone!

Working with Plymouth's refugee & asylum seeker community Fotonow CIC aims to produce a cultural cook book. Photo-Food is a series of creative workshops run by Fotonow's  Amy Griffin and Esther Scali, teaching photography and media skills alongside sharing food through communal cooking sessions. Sessions are supported by collaboration with Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (DCRS),

We want to sustain our current work from Union Corner in Plymouth and create a cook book that celebrate the photography, food and wider culture of all of our participants. Fotonow is a social enterprise using media as a tool for social change, we work with communities to support their creative ambition and enhance wellbeing through participatory project work. 

We have worked for over 12 months teaching photography to individuals at DCRS, an incredible charity based in Plymouth city centre that provides; advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for asylum seekers in the region. The regular group and new participants all share one thing in common, an interest in cultural connections through food.


With over 100 languages spoken in Plymouth we want to celebrate diversity and make a book that reveals the creative journey of everyone involved and offer those supporting Photo-Food a memorable cook book. Share with us, support our Crowdfunder, buy a copy of the book. Or just 'give' something to support w wonderful project. 

Your support will help us; fund additional creative media / cookery sessions, book our venue Union Corner, pay staff to support the Photo-Food workshops as well as design and printing costs for our book. We will create a fabulous new cook book for the city and the more money we raise the more recipes it will feature!

PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY as you're supporting a community and BUYING A GREAT BOOK!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Love your work!

You like the project and just want to give us a nudge forwards... we'll give you a shout out on social media too!

£10 or more

You want a digital copy of the book

We'll get you a copy of the final book so you can enjoy on your phone or tablet and get creative with some international cookery from your own home (don't stir the soup while holding your phone mind).

£20 or more

'Photo-Food' cook book, please!

Follow the crowd... we'll post you a copy of our final cook book... which will contain a minimum of 20 recipes from all over the world... you'll see photos made by our participants and learn interesting facts about the dishes (that you'll be making) learning more about Plymouth's international community through your love of food!

£50 or more

Let's make it happen!

Yes you'll get the cook book... but you want it signed by everyone involved! We can do that for you!

£100 or more

Smile please!

You need more than just a cook book... you want a portrait session at Fotonow's studio a Royal William Yard. Come and have your portrait made and collect your book in person. We can photograph you for your professional profile, make that family photo or anything else you need! Say cheese (not fondue)!

£250 or more

I'm hungry!

Let us cook for you... up to four people... an afternoon gathering at Union Corner... meet the participants and collect your book! Yum!

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