Teen Londoners explore their identity through photography

Teen Londoners explore their identity through photography

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Where we belong — A new show at the Autograph ABP gallery – featuring photography, installations and zines – sees students discover what ‘home’ means to them.

A new show at London’s Autograph ABP gallery will celebrate the work of 16-18-year-old photographers currently based in the capital.

The exhibition, titled Album: Where We Belong, is inspired by notions of “family, home, belonging, community, memory, and social and cultural identity.” The teenagers featured are students at the University of the Arts London, and have been working on the the project for the last six months with tutors and mentors from both the university and Autograph ABP. Their work – which features a range of photographic genres and techniques – is an exploration of what “home” means to them.

“The photographs in this display illustrate how keenly young people are aware of the complexities of the social, political and cultural landscapes they operate in, the real and virtual networks they are part of, as well as the nature and the strength of the ties that bind them to others,” explained a spokesperson for the show.

“Often from diverse or multi-cultural backgrounds, many of the young artists eloquently address the impact of migration on personal and family experiences.”

The show, packed with Polaroids, zines and installations, will run at London’s Autograph ABP from November 15 to  December 3. It is part of a widening participation partnership between Autograph ABP and University of the Arts London’s Insights Programme.

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Album: Were We Belong will run at London’s Autograph ABP from 15 November – 3 December 2017

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