“My mum says now that she trusts me more. I can come to the workshop on my own. I feel that what I am learning now will allow me to things in my own way in the future without having to ask other people all the time. I can take decisions.”
©Photo: 35mm hand print_Carlos Ruiz_Colombia_2011
This project involved young people from diverse ethnic background cross-London and mums from the local Ethereld children’s centre who could access creative activity while the creche was providing them with free childcare.
“I have found the real way of how photography and the world around us work.”
The project surpassed all expectations in terms of the eventual outcomes with each of the parents returning to work in some form (e.g. self-employment, part time working, volunteering) and both groups of people forming strong friendships and bonds. This is evidenced in the form of continuing involvement in the work of Fotosynthesis through volunteering for example, babysitting amongst the parents, enduring friendships and a greater knowledge and recognition of the power of the image.
12 young people receiving their Silver Arts Awards.