Perspective of kids in care highlighted in photographic exhibition

One of Aaron's photos.
One of Aaron's photos.

AN exhibition giving children living in care a creative outlet has opened at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle.

The As Eye See It Photographic Exhibition opened on Friday and runs until October 20 and gives an insight into the lives of young people in care.

Among the kids who will have their work showcased is 14-year-old Ardross resident Aaron*, who submitted four photos along with one of his eye.

Ardross kid in care Aaron.

 

Aaron said the photos were a chance for people to understand what was going on in his head.

“The photos were close-ups of different things because I wanted to focus on the details and leave the background blurry,” he said.

“I enjoyed the creative side of taking the photos.”

The annual exhibition is coordinated by the Department of Communities, to allow kids in care creative medium to share their journeys through images.

Participants were provided with a camera and had the opportunity to participate in a photography workshop run by fourth year Murdoch University photography student Cathryn Jupp and photographer Greg Lewis.

*His last name has been withdrawn for privacy reasons

A photo Aaron submitted for the exhibition.