MATCH­ING THE CLASSICS

The work of young peo­ple from Kent is on show along­side world class art at the Turner Con­tem­po­rary in Mar­gate this week­end

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Pho­tog­ra­phy by young peo­ple who have been out of work or education for a year or more will be on dis­play at the Turner Con­tem­po­rary this week­end. Eleven young­sters who are seek­ing work and new op­por­tu­ni­ties took part in the Tal­ent Match Pho­tog­ra­phy Pro­gramme dur­ing two sixweek work­shops over the sum­mer.

As part of the course they learnt about shoot­ing street pho­tog­ra­phy us­ing pro­fes­sional cam­era equip­ment.

Joe Stir­rups, who took part, said: “I re­ally en­joyed the course and the peo­ple in it and learn­ing the dif­fer­ent ways to take photos.

“It made me re­alise that pho­tog­ra­phy could be my fu­ture. I can’t wait to see where it takes me next.” Set up in 2014, Tal­ent Match is a £108 mil­lion na­tional in­vest­ment by the Big Lot­tery Fund de­signed to sup­port long-term un­em­ployed peo­ple into em­ploy­ment. All photos were taken around Kent in Med­way and Thanet. Or­gan­iser Ben Marsh-allen of The Prince’s Trust said: “This was an op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple to ex­plore their ca­reer op­tions and think about the re­al­i­ties of work in the cre­ative in­dus­try. “The end out­put has been of such a high stan­dard, we felt com­pelled to find a way to dis­play it to the pub­lic. “Thank you to Turner Con­tem­po­rary for their sup­port on this pro­ject.” The free ex­hi­bi­tion will be held at the Turner Con­tem­po­rary in Mar­gate on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11 and Sun­day, Novem­ber 12.

Artist Tracey Emin, left, with My Bed at the pre­view at Turner Con­tem­po­rary, right, and, be­low right, Antony Gorm­ley’s statue in Mar­gate

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