31 January 2017

Bromsgrove students tackle age discrimination through photography exhibition

A GROUP of Bromsgrove students have tackled the concept of age discrimination through a thought-provoking photography exhibition.

As part of an ‘intergenerational project’ at North Bromsgrove High School, the Year 13 photography students produced a series of images, which are now being exhibited to the public for a number of weeks from yesterday (Friday) at Artrix.

Sixth-formers also worked with the volunteers in utilising photography equipment and editing software to overcome technological barriers.

Katy Travers, an art and photography teacher who was approached to organise the project, said: “The aim of the project was to portray the volunteers in unconventional settings in order to get people to think differently about the older people in our community.

“Our sixth-formers really enjoyed working on the project and are very pleased with the final images.”

Community Safety Project Officer Wendy Thompson from the Bromsgrove and Redditch Community Safety Team has supported the project, which has been funded by the Safer Bromsgrove CSP Group.

Reprinted by kind permission og The Bromsgrove Standard