I have collaborated with cultural analyst Inanna Riccardi on several photo workshops with teenagers.
The projects challenge the participants to experiment with analogue photography in order to help them find
new perspectives on their lives. The process helps them to better understand who they are, to give voice to
their concerns, and to reflect on and imagine their lives in relation to their surroundings.
During the workshops I provided technical assistance, helping the participants to become familiar with analogue cameras, demonstrating how to develop the film in a daylight tank, and participating in the group discussions about the pictures the participants had taken.
More about the individual projects can be found at inannariccardi.com
Seeing Life Through Someone Else's Eyes | April and May 2016
Workshop involving teenagers associated with the community outreach group Københavnerteamet and people with disabilities associated with the daycare facility Lavuk Stjernen.
The workshop brought together the two groups and encouraged them to engage with one another using photography as a medium.
The results were exhibited at SixtyEight Art Institute as part of Copenhagen Photo Festival 2016, and later at Folkemødet on the island of Bornholm, an annual festival at which politicians, associations, and ordinary members of the public have the chance to meet and exchange ideas.
The Journey | January and February 2016
Workshop conducted with teenagers from the VIBO Housing Association social housing area on Holmbladsgade street, Copenhagen, for VIBO and Amager Helhedsplan, in collaboration with social worker Clifford Phillips.
The results were shown in the courtyard of one of VIBO's apartment buildings on Holmbladsgade, where they were on display for the inhabitants over the summer.
Outdoor vs Indoor | September and October 2015
Workshop conducted with teenagers from the Lundtoftegade and Mjølnerparken areas of Nørrebro, Copenhagen, in collaboration with the
community outreach group Københavnerteamet, part of Copenhagen Municipality's Centre for Counselling and Prevention.
The results were exhibited on Byens Hegn - the green walls which fence off the Metro building sites in Copenhagen - in Enghaveparken, in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen.
Friendship | May - July 2015
Workshop conducted with teenagers from Farum Midtpunkt, a Modernist social housing area in Farum, for the Museum of Immigration.
The results were exhibited at the museum.
Home Sweet Home | January and February 2015
Workshop conducted with teenagers from the Holmbladsgade area of Copenhagen in collaboration with social worker Clifford Phillips, for SixtyEight Art Institute, which was located in the area for the first four years of its existence. The results were shown in the local library and cultural centre on Holmbladsgade.