A collaboration with Maya Whittaker, Patrick Bannon, Elliot Montieth, Chloe Gregson, Ellie Dolmore, Milly Montieth, Max Campbell, Ainsley Culshaw-Lewis & George Higson. Funded by Early Intervention Grant.
It’s Street celebrates Wirral life as seen through the eyes of young photographers from Wirral Borough Council’s Creative Youth Development visual arts project.
The group engaged in classroom based workshops where they fine- tuned their technical skills and looked at the work of street photographers Vivian Maier, Martin Parr and Tom Wood. They considered the legal implications of photographing the public and thought about their own moral and ethical boundaries. Each photographer took control of their work from the editing down of hundreds of prints to the final exhibition choice and curated how their work would be displayed.
Practical sessions took place at New Brighton, Liverpool, Birkenhead Park and North End where they explored the beautiful, quirky and sometimes ridiculous aspects of life as seen through their eyes.
This exhibition shows the work of both experienced young photographers with It’s street their 5th project and new members who had never picked up a camera. All the young photographers produced an exceptional body of work which explored the unlikely symmetry of abandoned chips, a chicken observing life through a front room window, the beauty of broken glass and the reality of family days out.