Refuge Youth

“Fotosynthesis have always worked with us from the very beginning of any project to identify the need, explore potential ideas and design a project in response.They have also worked with us in residential settings to deliver training. Whatever the project, the feedback from young people involved has always been overwhelmingly positive and we all come away with new knowledge and skills, full of inspiration and creativity.

Ingrid’s passion for photography is contagious, and she always focuses on equipping young people with the skills they need to go on and develop their own photography work. She has inspired so many of us!”

Lucy Pearson, Development Officer, Refugee Youth

We have been partnering with RefugeeYouth since the beginning of Refuge In Films in 2007, before Fotosynthesis was even created.

We have been in charge of delivering photography workshops and curating photography exhibitions to be showcased at the British Film Festival in Southbank, London, UK. The workshop of the 2015 festival was delivered at the Royal Festival Hall in collaboration with the Migration Museum as part of Adopting Britain and Keepsake exhibition.

We have worked with Womens Worth, Mustaqbal in Harrow, APOW Refugee Council in Croydon, the National Network in Yorkshire, Oromo Youth Group, World Remix, Nomad, Nueva Generacion youth groups of unaccompanied asylum seekers and young adults from Afghanistan, Colombia, Irak, Syria, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Pakistan, Somalia, Guinee, Angola, Uganda and delivered workshops in Mustaqbal project in Harrow, Brent, with the Refugee Council in Croydon, Women’s Worth, World Remix in Vauxhall.


Our close working partnership with Fotosnythesis over the years has been extremely valuable and fruitful. In RefugeeYouth we use creative tools and methods to engage people, build relationships, explore and research issues and convey important messages. When it comes to photography we always turn to our partners Fotosynthesis.

We know we can rely on them to come up with creative ideas which push us in new directions and open our minds to thinking about the issues in new ways.