Events and Exhibitions
Having Our Say Too - Latest update!
PhotoVoice are partnering with the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People in running five participatory photography projects over the next year. Middlesbrough and Blackburn projects are complete and new ones are set to start soon this Autumn.
In the past week both the Blackburn and Middlesbrough workshops have successfully completed and had local celebration exhibitions, but as part of the opening for the Brighton Photo Fringe they are coming together this Saturday for a Having Our Say Too project exhibition launch!
We really hope you all can make it!
PhotoVoice are partnering with the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People in running five participatory photography projects over the next year. All projects will run in partnership with specialist support organisations (all the participating partner projects support young people at risk of sexual exploitation) and the young people involved will have the opportunity to participate in a 3 month photography project.
So far projects in Middlesbrough and Blackburn have been running throughout the summer and a project in Walsall commenced this September. Two more are scheduled for London and the South East in autumn 2012.
Participating young people will explore different themes that offer a context to sexual exploitation including gender, power, relationships and sex. They will represent their thoughts, responses and experiences through photography, text and music, creating their own digital stories.
There will be a national launch and celebration for participating young people (and their friends and families) from all the projects and a selection of projects images will also be exhibited in October as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe photography festival 2012.
PhotoVoice and project participants will work with the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People to develop the digital stories into a resource pack for a diverse range of professionals to use in their support of young people in specialised as well as mainstream support services for young people throughout the UK. This resource pack will be piloted in mid 2013 with 500 hundred packs subsequently being distributed to schools, youth projects and a range of specialist support services. It is intended to be a resource for service providers and professionals to deliver projects informed directly by the experiences of young people and will as a consequence support many other young people to understand the issues and context of sexual exploitation and to safeguard themselves.
An online resource and independent website with a gallery and resources will also be developed to support young people, their families and professionals.