#CliiqLIVE interview with photographer Alys Tomlinson
In this #CliiqLIVE interview Cliiq Co-founder @rich spoke to multi award-winning editorial & fine art photographer & 2018 Sony World Photographer of the Year, Alys Tomlinson.

Alys gave us a real insight into the process and planning behind her projects Ex Voto, Vera and Lourdes.

She is now working on a short film to continue the project work, with info which may help those out there who are struggling to get their projects off the ground. 
We wanted to feature some work from Alys' ongoing project 'Lourdes' which ties in with her dissertation and MA in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism and Pilgrimage at SOAS, University of London.

You can view more at her website: alystomlinson.co.uk
In 1858 in small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, a young peasant girl named Bernadette witnessed a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Now around six million pilgrims flock to Lourdes every year. Schedules are tightly followed and include visits to the grotto, bathing in holy water at the baths, attending mass and gathering each evening at dusk for the candlelight procession. Every visitor has an individual story and Lourdes attracts people from all backgrounds and generations. Most leave with some sense of spiritual healing, while the sick often feel a renewed strength in facing their illness. This project aims to tell the stories of those who go to Lourdes and to create a narrative between the people and the landscape, the light and the dark and the spirituality and sense of hope that permeates the Sanctuary of ‘Our Lady of Lourdes.'
Lourdes by Alys Tomlinson
Lourdes by Alys Tomlinson
Lourdes by Alys Tomlinson
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