London, UK, May 14, 2014- An innovative Arts Council project lead by acclaimed portrait photographer Agenda, will see the work of a group of aspiring young photographers exhibiting their work at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre on May 15, 2014.
The exhibition is a result of a series of intensive workshops and a bespoke pop up studio that was set up in Tottenham on Saturday, offering free family portraits for the residents of Tottenham. Their aim is to capture the diversity and spirit of Tottenham around a common theme of “mutual belonging” – creating the ultimate snapshot of family life in N15.
Images from the shoot will be uploaded online at the special ‘Family Album’ website as well as a temporary exhibition tomorrow at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre between 10am-6.30pm to commemorate International Day of Families.
According to Agenda, whose clients include The Times and The Children’s Society, photography is the perfect medium to capture the diversity of family life, while the Family Album project will offer those involved both experience behind the lens and a valuable qualification: “Photography is a powerful medium for exploration and I want to share my professional and artistic insight with young creative minds. I want to encourage them to explore photography as an artform and to use it as a means of artistic expression, seeing their local environment through new eyes.”
“Family Album” is one of eight family-themed events developed and facilitated by London-based arts organisation Small Green Shoots and funded by Arts Council England. All are encouraging young people not in education or training to gain new experiences and create original works based around different perspectives of family life.
All participants in the project will gain a Bronze Arts Award for their work – a qualification widely recognised by both creative businesses and colleges of further education.
To learn more, visit: http://family.visualmarvelry.com/