SHOW AND TELL

Brought to you by The Photography Movement and Cisco, Show and Tell spotlights the all-important topic of mental health in the young, asking the simple but often overlooked question: how are you feeling?

Picture this: 1.4 trillion digital images will be taken in 2020 – most of them on our phones – but when we pick up a camera, do we know that we can use it as a powerful tool to support mental health? We’re here to open up that conversation by encouraging the young to start using photography as a mindful practice.

We’re proud to have teamed up with world-leading photographers to create the Show and Tell programme, teaching children all over the country photography techniques to support their mental health. Designed for 11-18 year olds, four bespoke workshop films are freely available online, expertly teaching therapeutic photography (which can alleviate stress and anxiety) and visual literacy (how to use images to express our emotions).

Once you’ve watched the films and practiced your new skills, we encourage everyone to select a word that defines how you are feeling, visualise this as a photograph and submit your image to the Show and Tell exhibition.

SHOW AND TELL

Brought to you by The Photography Movement and Cisco, Show and Tell spotlights the all-important topic of mental health in the young, asking the simple but often overlooked question: how are you feeling?

Picture this: 1.4 trillion digital images will be taken in 2020 – most of them on our phones – but when we pick up a camera, do we know that we can use it as a powerful tool to support mental health? We’re here to open up that conversation by encouraging the young to start using photography as a mindful practice.

We’re proud to have teamed up with world-leading photographers to create the Show and Tell programme, teaching children all over the country photography techniques to support their mental health. Designed for 11-18 year olds, four bespoke workshop films are freely available online, expertly teaching therapeutic photography (which can alleviate stress and anxiety) and visual literacy (how to use images to express our emotions).

Once you’ve watched the films and practiced your new skills, we encourage everyone to select a word that defines how you are feeling, visualise this as a photograph and submit your image to the Show and Tell exhibition.

WORKSHOP FILMS

With the guidance of professional photographers, our four workshops films teach the positive link between photography and mental health. Each workshop is accompanied with a task that will encourage the practice of smartphone photography as a mindful technique.

EXHIBITION

How are you feeling? We are giving all 11-18 year olds across the UK a voice to tell us how they are feeling. Watch our workshops, practice your new photography skills and submit your image for the Show and Tell exhibition, a showcase that will faithfully represent the emotions of young people around the country. So, what are you waiting for? Get snapping!

Photo Submissions open now – 10th January 2021

SCHOOL PACK

Show and Tell is designed to seamlessly fit into your school’s curriculum and whether you’re a student or a teacher, we’d encourage you to get involved. The programme is extremely flexible and accessible to enable as many students as possible to participate.

PARTNERS

We are very grateful for the support from our sponsor Cisco Webex and all the Show and Tell partners; Mental Health UK, EyeEm, Constance and Getty Images.

Please find here full Terms & Conditions for participation with the Show and Tell programme