This year I enrolled onto a short course participating in a mixed media photography and literature project. This course is run by a social enterprise called HumanCamera, they worked in partnership with Global Words Literary Consultancy who are a Community Interest Company who explore creative photography and writing, without too much focus on the technical aspects. The aim is to end the course with a public exhibition and to publish a book containing a collection of personal individual stories, expressed by the artists through using their own images and words.
Here is a sneak preview of some of the group members’ exhibition photography and words.
“These images are part of a series depicting my time as a sufferer of depression”
Oppression And Weight
The course focused on learning how to use my viewfinder to introduce, myself to the world from a new perspective.
Photography by Mark Attenborough
I discovered how photography, can help me make sense of my place in the world. It helped me understand my relationship with the world and other people. Now I have gained the confidence to be able to explore my life and world, through the art of photography and image making.
Leave Me Alone
Photography by Steven Bednall
I was also introduced to caption writing and I learned how to start using my creative writing skills, to express myself to communicate issues and stories using photography.
Photography by Clare Barton
I enjoyed working as part of a small group, I feel that we all developed new skills by sharing each others ideas and creativity.
So, if you would like to see more HumanCamera photography and to meet the artists, then please come along to our group exhibition which will be open from 18th – 24th June, Waterstones Bookstores, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.
At the launch event there will be short readings from some of the published artists and there will be limited editions of the HumanCamera photo book available to buy.