Youth perspectives in focus

Youth perspectives in focus

The Perth Centre for Photography (PCP) is offering school holiday Camera Story workshops, which co-founder Jacqueline Warrick said aimed to teach children how to master DSLR cameras.

‘We have been running our Camera Story project workshops at a number of northern primary schools over the past year and have had incredibly positive results,’ she said.

‘It is mind-blowing to see the kids really connect to the camera, to the story and to each other.’

The project teaches children aged seven to 12 how to operate a camera, use light, read an image, communicate a meaningful story and connect with a subject.

PCP director Christine Tomas said the project was helping to introduce more people to the art form.

‘The PCP has waited for the perfect opportunity to introduce younger members of the community to educational and creative perspectives in photography and also to the life and vibrancy of the gallery,’ she said.

The workshops will be held at PCP, 100 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge and at MosArts, 16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park from July 7 to July 20.

For more information, go to camera story.com.au