C, aged 15


Back in January of this year I was working for two separate organisations delivering art workshops to children and young people excluded from mainstream education (primarily behavioural issues). I took this photograph of one of the boys during our photography class and promptly forgot all about it. I often felt like this after the classes. No matter how hard I tried to find that hook to get their attention- get them interested, find what they were interested in, I struggled to have them focus for more than a few minutes. My projects are always participant-centred; I find where their interests lie and tailor projects to fit but when that stage becomes challenging projects no longer become about their interests and this can have an adverse effect on the work produced. At this point my involvement becomes more about the experience than trying to produce an outcome which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

By lisafotos

I live in Edinburgh and graduated with a degree in Photography from Napier University. I loved travelling when i was younger which helped me form a strong world-view. I specialised my career to working with predominantly children and young people to develop their creative skills and, hopefully in the process, some additional skills and knowledge

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