Click above to view Dennis telling his own inspirational story, filmed by leading documentary filmmaker Mark Gostick.
This details his dramatic journey from involvement with gun and knife crime to the launch of his own charity Endz 2 Endz, which, with the support of the Positive View Education Programme, uses photography to change the lives of other young people involved with gun and knife crime on East and South London estates.
Positive View’s unique ‘Take Aim. Shoot.’ project uses photography, as part of a personal development programme, to empower disadvantaged young people to build self-confidence and self-esteem, whilst acquiring new skills – all leading to a positive and fulfilling future, and importantly a sense of community.
Delivered by PhotoVoice, ‘Having Our Say Too’ uses photography to build positive futures for young men under 24 affected by sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Participants represent their thoughts, responses and experiences through photography, text and music, creating their own digital stories. New and innovative toolkits developed through this project are being used by Barnardo’s and NSPCC.
The project raises confidence and self-esteem through developing new skills and exploring these issues in workshop settings, encouraging participants to be better supported by other young people affected by sexual exploitation. It will provide new and empowering ways to explore participants' experiences and perspectives, and tell their stories.
This exclusive edition of ‘Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography is rapidly selling out so please place your order immediately to avoid being disappointed.
In a limited edition of just 200 books - especially produced for Positive View by Thames & Hudson - each copy has been signed by acclaimed international landscape photographers Nadav Kander and Simon Roberts plus curator William A. Ewing.
This unique edition includes 240 selected photographs by over 100 photographers ranging from renowned figures such as Andreas Gursky, Richard Misrach, Thomas Struth and Edward Burtynsky, to younger rising stars including Olaf Otto Becker, Pieter Hugo and Penelope Umbrico.
Many of the most important photographers in the 20th century operated in the street: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt, Diane Arbus, William Klein, Lee Friedlander, Gary Winogrand, Joel Meyerowitz, to name a few. The street as a territory has attracted photographers since the 19th century. Today the Street and the Decisive Moment are championed by several groups on Instagram and flickr. While photographers deploy their medium under the Street Photography banner, some play with the idea, question its conventions or look for new ways forward.
The exhibition, put together by Swiss curator Nathalie Herschdorfer, will be held during Autumn 2015 at the Truman Galleries, in the heart of London’s own vibrant street culture.
© Robert Walker
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