Me, Myself and I, 2005

Me, Myself and I, 2005

For Me, Myself and I, Sherbany used photography as a tool to encourage self-esteem, develop self-image and promote a sense of belonging. The project was both child and group centred, encouraging inpiduality and group interaction.  

The children photographed each other using compact cameras and were encouraged to take photographs out of school exploring their own ideas and environment, with the outcome compiled into inpidual photograph albums.  

Identity and representation issues were explored through carefully staged studio self-portrait sessions in which the children chose a character, a part, perhaps a personal fantasy, whatever they wanted to be at that moment.  

The project aimed to empower the children to develop a 'visual voice' through photography and image production, as well as learn how to use a camera and frame a photograph.

The project was commissioned by HS Projects and funded under the Insight Community Arts Programme.