A photographic art project I co-ordinated & delivered between September 2018 – March 2019, in which I engaged service users from Liverpool Waves of Hope.
Liverpool Waves of Hope is part of the Big Lottery’s national Fulfilling Lives programme with the primary aim of influencing systems change for adults with multiple & complex needs. This project is one of twelve in England to receive the Big Lottery funding to provide intensive support for adults with needs in at least three of the following areas: homelessness, reoffending, substance misuse & mental health.
The workshops gave the participants the opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography in an informal relaxed environment & for many it was the first time they had used a digital camera. Their photography skills were developed over a series of street photography workshops exploring Liverpool & beyond. There were also opportunities to link up with the weekly creative writing class were the participant’s photographs were used to stimulate discussion & enabled the writer’s group to produce text-based responses to the images.
The resulting photographic newspaper & exhibition was co-produced by the participants. Several members of the group now have the photographic skills & confidence to begin their own weekly photography group.