Tim Rice is known in the local community (and parts of Cuba and Iceland) as a very talented artist and professional photographer. But to Medway Tim is more… Tim is also a historian of sorts. Aside from the work he does with the Medway Historical Society updating their Facebook page with photos of the town’s past and present that spark conversations, questions and stories from residents, he also serves as a historian for the 21st century while documenting events, scenery and places of interest in Medway for future generations to enjoy. And now with his We Are Medway series he is documenting Medway’s familiar faces of today as well. With the outbreak of COVID-19, Tim Rice has found his scheduled events, local and professional, being cancelled or postponed freeing up time to get even more creative and in turn… more giving.
Tim started his We Are Medway project in 2018 and recently had the idea to continue it in the face of crisis. The idea was to photograph families on their front porches, steps and yards while respecting the social distancing guidelines. No fees, no promises for future bookings, just a simple donation of non-perishable food items for both food pantries in Medway. In the short time of a couple weeks Tim successfully added over 650 new photos to his collection (bringing the two year total to nearly 1000 residents and families and one local radio station… a great addition to any town’s time capsule) and collected over 730lbs of food (and $2000 in monetary donations) split between Medway Village Food Pantry and The Medway Food Pantry.
Out of crisis comes kindness. A community comes together for the future, for the now and for the love of local history. Thank you Tim Rice for the support and care you give back to your community.
Visit Tim Rice Photo on Facebook @TimRicePhoto
Online at www.timricephoto.com
See the We Are Medway series at www.timricephoto.com/wearemedway