Launched in April 2012, Positive View is the only philanthropic organization in the UK which produces world-class exhibitions of contemporary photography - whilst at the same time supporting course costs for disadvantaged young people who participate in focused personal development programmes using photography to help develop key skills, self-confidence and a positive future.

2014 Education Awards

‘HAVING OUR SAY TOO’
Supporting the development of learning opportunities with young men who are disadvantaged through sexual exploitation and trafficking.

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.

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‘TAKE AIM. SHOOT.’
Supporting course places for young people disadvantaged through gun and knife crime. 

‘Take Aim. Shoot.’ uses photography to empower disadvantaged young people on poor estates build confidence and self-esteem, whilst acquiring new skills – all leading on to a positive and fulfilling future, and importantly a sense of community.

The course will be delivered by Endz 2 Endz, led by Dennis Gyamfi who’s life has been transformed since participating in a photography course run by Photofusion, which as a result has led him to establish his own charity.

Since 2010 Dennis and Endz 2 Endz have been awarded the Spirit of London Award for their pioneering community work – especially through the delivery of highly successful community photography courses.

A selection of images from “Take Aim. Shoot.” will be included in Positive View’s 2015 ‘Street Life’ exhibition.

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Exhibitions

STREET LIFE
Autumn 2015
The Truman Galleries, London
Curator: Nathalie Herschdorfer

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.

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