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.