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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 organizations (all the participating partner projects support young people identified as at risk of sexual exploitation or who have been affected by sexual exploitation).
Youth perspectives on issues such as gangs, knife crime and youth opportunities.
Young people in the UK explore the relevance and importance of children’s rights through photography.
PhotoVoice runs a bursary scheme to support photographers trained through our projects to continue developing their photographic skills and explore opportunities for work placements and further study and we are thrilled that the fantastic charity The Photographic Angle generously supported six PhotoVoice project participants from our Lookout London project, throughout 2011-2012.
PhotoVoice teamed up with the Geffrye Museum to deliver a course of five weekly digital workshops with the young people from the World’s End Estate, Chelsea in Re:generate trust facilities, to learn and develop their photography skills and techniques.
Young Scottish people are offered the chance to showcase their views, issues and lives in Scotland, as well as give them the opportunity to present their aspirations for Scotland over the next 5 years.
Young people in London join the debate about gangs and knife crime through photography.
Young disabled people give feedback about their experience of activities and services in Cheshire East through photography.
Young Glaswegians affected by homelessness photograph and peer educate in hostels around Glasgow, creating images to inform policy makers of the changes they see needing to happen.
Photography with young people at risk of or affected by sexual exploitation
Young disabled people across the North West explore what the transition from child to adult services means for them, informing improvements to services.
From July 2009 PhotoVoice has been working in partnership with the Liverpool City Council (LCC) to deliver photographic workshops with young people across Liverpool to provide them with a new skill and a way to express their thoughts and aspirations to their families, peers and the public.
Photolife worked with young people in Greenwich allowing them to share their thoughts, views and feelings about their local area and give voice to the challenges, concerns, hopes and fears in their lives.
Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, The Young Refugees’ Media Project offers communication and media training to young refugees and asylum seekers - between the age 13 and 21 - to encourage them to participate in the public debate about the issues that concern them.
The projected aimed to provide a forum through which the pariticipants could share their thoughts, views and feelings about being a young parent and use this as a basis for personal dialogue and understanding with their peers and community.
Through photographic workshops in the South East, South West, London, West Midlands and Yorkshire, PhotoVoice enabled nearly 50 participants to document and explore their identities as disabled young people. They wanted to focus especially on the issues around access and inclusion. A booklet of some of the work was produced to raise awareness of their concerns among policy makers, leisure providers and the public. The project culminated in regional exhibitions and an exhibition in London.
Moving Lives is a photography and digital-storytelling project giving a voice to young refugees living in East London and helping them integrate into the UK.
New Londoners is a partnership project between PhotoVoice and Dost, which aims to help young separated refugees settle and integrate into the UK.
Beneficiary and Community Perceptions of Social Protection Programmes
Digital stories by recipients of cash transfers in Kenya and Mozambique.
In partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Young people with differing requirements for inclusion speak out about the issues and barriers the face in their local communities, in partnership with World Vision.
Community engagement through photography by young people, in partnership with World Vision Albania.
Programme Manager Jane Martin and freelance facilitator Ben Thomas have recently completed the workshops for pastoral children in the Somali region of Ethiopia.
Young people speak out about the risks and root causes of human trafficking in their communities. In partnership with World Vision.
Photography by young people living with HIV in St Petersburg, Russia, and young Roma women in Bosnia Herzegovina. In partnership with World Vision.
Young people in Afghanistan use photography to explore the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.