Missed schooling, changes to family circumstances, long periods of isolation – never has supporting young peoples’ mental health been more essential
Photography is our global language – 1.4 trillion digital images were taken in 2020 alone. Show and Tell channels the power and wonder of photography into a safe emotional outlet for the young.
Our world-leading photographers have created workshops that help 10-18 year olds visualise their emotions and transform a smartphone into a tool to support mental wellbeing.
The workshops, freely available online workshop films are each accompanied by a task that young people can complete wherever they are.
For our first exhibition at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, young people used their new photography skills to show the world how they were feeling, through one simple image. The response was extraordinary: we received 21,383 photographs which collectively tell their story of life through an endless time of uncertainty.
The toll taken by emotions left unexpressed in young people is well documented. The Show and Tell programme changes that – one picture at a time.