Youth fo­cus on selves in photo work­shop

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

FIF­TEEN youths from the City of Bel­mont’s Youth Cen­tre took part in a work­shop hosted by World Press Photo win­ner Brenda Ann Ken­neally re­cently.

The stu­dents pro­duced scrap­books of im­ages us­ing dig­i­tal cam­eras ex­plor­ing their past, present and fu­ture selves at the work­shops, which ran from June 15-19.

Perth Air­port ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager cor­po­rate af­fairs Fiona Lan­der said the air­port’s Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship Pro­gram fo­cused on help­ing or- gan­i­sa­tions that sup­port youth, ed­u­ca­tion, skills at­tain­ment and self-de­vel­op­ment.

“As one of the spon­sors of the World Press Photo ex­hibit, Perth Air­port is proud to sup- port such a worth­while and valu­able ini­tia­tive that helps to de­velop the artis­tic skills of young peo­ple who have ex­pe­ri­enced some chal­leng­ing ex­pe­ri­ences,” she said.

“This par­tic­u­lar pro­ject gave the stu­dents an op­por­tu­nity to be in­volved in a unique pro­gram and work with Brenda Ann Ken­neally, who is an ex­cep­tional pho­tog­ra­pher and well known.”

She said the work would be on show at the open­ing of the World Press Photo ex­hibit on June 23.

The public will be able to view the ex­hibit See­ing, Shar­ing and Hon­our­ing Our­selves: A Scrapbook Pro­ject by the youth at the Ruth Faulkner Public Li­brary un­til July 24.

Fiona Lan­der (Perth Air­port, mid­dle left) with World Press Photo win­ner Brenda Ann Ken­neally (mid­dle, right) and stu­dents from the City of Bel­mont Youth Cen­tre.

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