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CREDIT: Self Portrait © Morgan Foord, aged 16

Through our Lens: Growing Up with Covid-19

Through Our Lens is a project featuring poignant photographs made by a group of diverse young people from the Bradford District during the Covid-19 pandemic. Working with award-winning artist Carolyn Mendelsohn, who quickly responded to the critical need for community, collaboration and skill development during the first national lockdown, over 100 young people have taken part in the project. Initially offering guidance and mentoring via Zoom, Mendelsohn taught participants the skills to use photography as a tool to document their experiences and help make sense of their changing worlds.

In the short space of time the project has been seen by Arts Council England and curators internationally as an excellent model of practice, that has been truly engaging, and that has created some of the definitive images at this time. Since the beginning of the project has received significant, attention in international, national and regional press, leading specialist platforms and television. Through Our Lens has been recognised for both the high quality photography and the positive experiences the participants have enjoyed.Carolyn has spoken at national events about Through Our Lens and is working on developing the model to mentor and enable other people to facilitate their own Through Our Lens Projects. She was recently named as finalist for the National Lottery Awards in the Culture, Arts and Film category for her outstanding work with through Our Lens.

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

5 January – 26 March 2022

Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Free entry

Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD

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