Using words and images to inspire change

DSW Member Chrissie and Leicestershire based photographer Linda Young,  are working with two groups of young people engaging with Youth Services in Leicestershire, to support and inspire them to create words and photographs marking Leicestershire’s contribution to the international campaign,  ‘Sixteen Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence‘.
The exhibition will include work created by groups who attended other workshops led by other artists. 

Chrissie writes: ‘The young people relished using their phones (and Linda’s swish cameras) to take photographs, but encouraging some young people to engage with ‘words’ was a challenge! For a number of the participants writing meant school work, and negative associations.  However, with conversations came trust, and with trust came engagement.’ 

This short project is intended as a pilot for more substantial engagement with young people and other groups in the future. 

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