Chasing the Light Programme
Chasing the Light is a 4-year project in Exeter that will provide 6, 14-week participatory photography programmes. This project has been funded by The National Lottery Community Fund's Reaching Communities Programme
In addition to the photography programmes, there will be 2 participant curated exhibitions and each participant who takes part in participatory photography programmes will curate their own personal photo-book.
Chasing the Light Photography Programmes
Each 14-week photography programme will engage with 20 - 30 participants & each weekly workshop will last for 3 hours, providing each participant with 42 hours of interaction, learning, stimulus, discussion, creativity and empowerment. Each programme will have its own theme and also includes 3 community/photo-walks, this content is participant led and will be decided by the participant planning team at the planning stage of the project.
Those taking part in participatory photography programmes will engage in inspiring photo-dialogue exercises, which are devised to bring about discussion, teamwork, individual viewpoints and the space and time to develop their own photographic projects. In addition, they will learn & develop basic camera skills, build a portfolio of images, go on photography trips & community tours, work in a safe environment within small groups and be part of a creative activity.