Having Our Say Too

October 10, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 1 Comment |
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PhotoVoice has teamed up with the National Working Group network for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People to run participatory photography projects across the UK on a two- year project. All projects have run in partnership with specialist support providers who work directly with young people, who have experienced sexual exploitation or who have been identified to be at risk. The ‘Having Our Say Too’ exhibition, which features work from the project, will launch at The Photographers Gallery, London from 6-8pm on Thursday 17th October.

Press Release

The Photographers Gallery host 'Having Our Say Too' PhotoVoice Project Launch 17th Oct 2013

PhotoVoice have partnered with the National Working Group network for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People to run participatory photography projects across the UK on a two- year project.

All projects have run in partnership with specialist support providers who work directly with young people, who have experienced sexual exploitation or who have been identified to be at risk.

Young people have participated in 3-month photography projects exploring different themes that offer a context to sexual exploitation including gender, power and relationships. They have also developed their understanding of visual literacy, photography and digital story telling techniques. This process has enabled them to both make sense of their experiences and share their perspectives on the issues.

On Thursday 17th October the project will launch at The Photographers Gallery, London from 6-8pm with an exhibition of work from the project – including photographic images and a screening of a selection of digital stories. http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk

As well as the work made by young people the project will also launch a resource pack designed to compliment the work of professionals in a range of youth contexts. The activities in the pack have been created in direct response to the young people’s experiences and perspectives, ensuring their work supports other young people across the UK to understand the issues and context of sexual exploitation developing their capacity to further safeguard themselves and contribute to professionals good practice.

An online project website with a gallery and resources is also available that profile’s the photographic work of each young person on the project and has all the resources in an online format.
http://www.havingoursaytoo.co.uk

This project offers insight into young people’s experiences that are generally left unheard.

Photo: J.Jieman / PhotoVoice / NWG / 2013



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#1 Gordon

That sounds like an intense but worthy project.

12:31 am - Sunday, October 13, 2013