What Are You Waiting For?, 2003

What Are You Waiting For?, 2003

Barking College's students are mainly young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds or who dropped out of the education system in their teens and are now looking to gain educational qualifications to enable them to find employment or find higher paid employment.  The project title was chosen to reflect the participants’ desire to get on.

Each student was given a disposable black & white camera and encouraged to think out of the box. The group explored the conceptual and visual potential of the theme ‘What are you waiting for?’, developing creative ways to translate the brief and their own ideas through the medium of photography.  The project enabled and encouraged each student to expand their intellectual and visual talents and capabilities through image-making.

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