Client: Plymouth City Council Youth Service

Date: 2014

Synopsis: We ran a series of photography workshops with young people, leading to the installation of an outdoor exhibition on the exterior of their local youth centre.

Brief: The youth service approached us to work with a group to help improve the exterior of the Honicknowle youth centre. The project also supported with community engagement increasing the young people’s photography skills.

Our Approach: We delivered six sessions to produce work with the young people. Initially young people were involved in choosing the themes to be represented on the photo-boards, and undertook some local history research with us to find archive images of the area, bringing in an inter-generational element to the project. The group wanted to take images of local community members, so we then ran street-photography sessions and finally undertook design sessions to produce the boards.

Impact: We worked with a group of four young people on the project, who all developed their the photographic and design skills over the duration of the project. They also worked with older residents, making further connections into their community.  The celebration event brought together a wide range of the local community to enjoy the young people’s work and the fresh new look of the centre. 

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