Shooting 'Youth' Exhibition
Shooting ‘Youth’: Challenging perceptions of young people through photography
November 2011 - January 2012
What springs to mind when you read these words? A violent act or using a camera? A label for young people or your teenage years?
This exhibition by 12 young photographers explored these different perceptions, and the impact they have, in more detail.
Shooting ‘Youth’ examined contemporary attitudes to ‘youth’ – a timely aspiration in the wake of widespread media coverage of the August riots and mixed accounts about young people’s involvement in them.
This exhibition encourages us all to examine our perceptions and expectations of young people and celebrates new artistic talent.
The work in this exhibition was made during a three-week photography programme produced by Knowle West Media Centre, which was part of the Co-operative Foundation’s Truth About Youth project, run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust.
Read a comprehensive and thoughtful review of the exhibition from Dr Shawn Sobers.
For more information visit www.kwmc.org.uk or contact Rachel on 0117 903 0444.