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Young photographers have work showcased in Hackney

 1st Nov 2011


The work of more than 30 young photographers has been showcased in Hackney on a trail around the area. For new photographers wanting to understand the basics, look at Photography DVD on sale through Photographycourses.biz.
Installations have been set up at locations including the Arcola Theatre and Circus, Dalston Junction Station and the Rio Cinema. Each image on show on the trail is featured alongside an interview with the young person behind the photography.
The event was organised by a group of creatives from Agenda Photography, YH World, Poached Creative and Hackney's Young Photographers. YH World selected six young people from the companies to highlight the local photography talent in the area.
While the display has been done to show exactly how creative and individual photographers in the area can be, it was also established in order to reduce the root causes of knife crime by setting up youth-led arts initiatives to provide a viable alternative to gang culture, the Press Association reported.
The idea to focus on this problem in particular was born out of the unprovoked stabbing of a 21-year-old student from Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design, which left the young man in a wheelchair.
People interested to view the photography and find inspiration for their own work have until 30 October to do so and can find out more information at www.focusedyoungindividuals.com.
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