Young Carers - A Life in Focus showcases the work of Young Carers across the UK, showing what they feel makes them unique and telling stories of things most important to them. Their experiences and interests come together to highlight the day to day lives of young people outside of their caring roles and gives them a platform to learn new skills and celebrate their creativity
Young Carers have an immense responsibility, often looking after one of their parents, or perhaps someone else in their family. It can be a big responsibility at a young age that comes with a great sense of pride and admiration – however may sometimes come with feelings of loneliness, and stress. That’s why it’s important they take time out for themselves to do something fun for their own mental health and wellbeing.
Photography can be a great way of sharing thoughts and emotions, capturing snapshots of interests and experiences, and showing the things that make everyone unique. Through a series of exciting, playful workshops with professional photographer Jo Bradford, and a series of video interviews with renowned photographic artists, Young Carers have been learning tips and tricks to produce their own amazing images using anything from a mobile phone to the camera on a laptop.