Young Ipswich residents snap up photography training

21 December 2017

Young people in Ipswich have snapped up the opportunity to pursue a new interest and showcase their creative talents through a series of photography sessions.

Young people getting involved with photography classes

Residents of Sanctuary Supported Living’s (SSL) Anglesea Road and Berners Street, which provide supported housing for young people aged 16 to 21, have been studying under the service’s project worker, and former professional photographer, David Perkins.

The residents’ photographs have been displayed in the Artspace Gallery in Woodbridge for visitors to explore among the gallery’s other works. Residents’ work covered a range of styles including portraiture, photography as storytelling and street photography, with profits from any pieces sold going straight to the young people who produced them.

David said: “The photography course has been a fantastic confidence-builder for these young people: it has taught them not only how to handle a camera and produce great results, but also that they can generate interest in their creative endeavours.”

Joyce Long, SSL’s local service manager for Anglesea Road and Berners Street, added: “It has been wonderful to see so many of our residents learning new skills and getting to know each other.

“Our residents play a key role in the development of the services and the sort of events and activities that take place. They have shown a real sense of pride for their work and are delighted that it is being displayed for everyone to see.”

Our residents play a key role in the development of the services and the sort of events and activities that take place. They have shown a real sense of pride for their work and are delighted that it is being displayed for everyone to see.

Joyce Long, Service Manager

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Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities. Images used on our website and literature may be representative and are for illustration purposes only.

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