Good Friday on a Camera Phone

Good Friday on a Camera Phone

I’m just trawling through the 800+ photos that I took as part of our Good Friday walk of witness, the ‘Crucifixion on Victoria St’ – a joint service with Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

During his reflection at Westminster Abbey, Revd Dr Martyn Atkins asked,

Had the first ‪#‎GoodFriday‬ been happening now, TV crews from around the world would no doubt record the emotions of those caught up in the events of the cross, in much the same way as those caught up in the tragic terror attacks on Brussels earlier this week….The camera would capture them distraught, bereaved and broken.

As you can see from my photos, even in a short, reenacted ‘walk of witness’ the reaction from passers by is to immediately reach for their smart phones and record the event either in photos or video.  Earlier this week, we saw dramatic footage on Twitter as amateur video was flashed round the world, showing the horror of the  the terrorist attacks in Brussels.  For some, the immediate reaction to seeing something terrifying, exciting, or just ‘unusual’ is to grab their phones and record the event.

If #GoodFriday had happened for the first time today, what would you be looking at on Twitter?

You can view the photos from Good Friday 2016 here.

Dan Forshaw
Digital Media Co-Ordiantor
Methodist Central Hall

 

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