From Seeing To Showing

6 Jun 2008 – 12 Jun 2008

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Red Gate Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 35, 45, 345, P4
  • Nearest Train: Loughborough Junction (Thames Link, via Kings X to Sutton)

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An Exhibition of works by a group of young participants of the first From Seeing To Showing project, run by Zoom In


Private View & Recruiting Day: Sat 7th of June - 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Exhibition runs from: 6th of June to 12th of June 2008
Gallery Opening Hours: Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues, Wed: 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm
Last day of Exhibition: Thurs 12th of June: 11.00am to 5.00pm

This collection of photographs was produced by a committed group of young people who participated in the first From Seeing To Showing project which is part of a three-year long programme being run by Zoom In.

From Seeing To Showing is a series of four workshops that took place over the summer of 2007 with the aim of promoting to its participants the concept of Volunteering. Through photography, creative exchange and team-spirit, the project strove to provide insight and valuable skills in teaching and running workshops, whilst simultaneously giving young people a means of self-expression.

Over the course of the four workshops, 48 young participants between the ages of 10 and 20 worked alongside professional photographer Adrian Wood and a team of Zoom In volunteers. The workshops ran for two weeks with each one overlapping the previous one: during the first week the young participants gained knowledge of basic digital photography, including technical camera skills, composition techniques and digital imaging. They were also introduced to medium format photography, studio lighting, and black and white printing. In the second week they returned as volunteers to demonstrate their knowledge of photography to the next group of young participants, requiring them to use and develop their team-building and learning/training skills. The project culminated in an open day event organised and run by the young participants which included photography demonstrations displaying the skills learnt and a public exhibition showcasing the high quality photographs taken during the project.

Through this exhibition we celebrate the hard work and acquired skills of all the young participants who made the first project such a success.

It is also an opportunity for more young people to sign up for the second From Seeing To Showing project which is will be taking place in July and August 2008. Please see the flyer for more details.

About Zoom In

Zoom In exists to provide education, facilities and services through the promotion of the arts with particular but not exclusive reference to photography, digital art and multimedia for individuals and community groups.

Zoom In promotes the attainment of independent goals through creativity, education, inspiration, encouragement and support for individuals and community groups.

The From Seeing To Showing programme is supported by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Nearest Buses from Brixton/Camberwell: 35 (From Clapham Junction), 45 (From Kings X), 345 (From Sth Ken to Peckham), P4 (Brixton to Lewisham) Nearest Train: Loughborough Junction (Thames Link, via Kings X to Sutton)

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