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Innovative photo project offers free portraits of Tottenham families this Saturday

10:55 09 May 2014

Some of the young people involved in the project, during a visit to the National Gallery. Picture: Agenda/www.visualmarvelry.com

Some of the young people involved in the project, during a visit to the National Gallery. Picture: Agenda/www.visualmarvelry.com

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Young Tottenham photographers are on a mission to create the “ultimate family portrait” of Tottenham this weekend by offering free portrait shots for local families.

Some of the young people involved in the project during another workshop. Picture: Agenda/www.visualmarvelry.comSome of the young people involved in the project during another workshop. Picture: Agenda/www.visualmarvelry.com

Acclaimed photographer Agenda will oversee the aspiring and up-and-coming snappers at a pop-up studio at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Town Hall Approach Road, where they aim to “capture the diversity and spirit of Tottenham around a common theme of ‘mutual belonging’ - creating the ultimate snapshot of family life”.

Families are free to drop in to the studio between 12noon and 3pm on Saturday, May 10, and become part of the “family album” project, celebrating the International Day of Families and giving the photographers vital experience under the watchful eyes of Agenda, who has been leading them in a series of intensive workshops at St Ann’s Library focussed on the technical and creative aspects of his craft.

All portraits will be uploaded to a special Family Album website and form a temporary exhibition at the arts centre.

Agenda, whose clients include The Times and The Children’s Society, said: “Photography is a powerful medium for exploration and I want to share my professional and artistic insight with young creative minds. I want to encourage them to explore photography as an artform and to use it as a means of artistic expression, seeing their local environment through new eyes.”

Those involved, who were not in education, employment or training (NEET), have also benefitted from visits to the National Portrait Gallery and received tips on promoting and exhibiting their work.They will gain a Bronze Arts Award for their work, a qualification widely recognised by both creative businesses and colleges of further education.

The project is one of eight events developed and organised by arts organisation Small Green Shoots based in King’s Cross, and funded by Arts Council England.

Natalie Wade, director of Small Green Shoots, said: “The project is sure to produce some innovative and thought-provoking work, and all participants will gain a valuable Arts Award qualification.”

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