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.

Education

HOW PHOTOGRAPHY CHANGES LIVES.
We are proud to announce that Dennis Gyamfi has been appointed Positive View’s first ‘Young Person’s Ambassador’.

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.

www.endz2endz.com/projects/take-aim-and-shoot/

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‘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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Publications

LANDMARK:
THE FIELDS OF LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

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The generosity of supporters is vital to the success of Positive View and the disadvantaged young people we support through our Education Programme. 

We would like to thank the individuals, trusts, foundations and companies whose generosity and foresight enable Positive View to realize its arts and education programmes.

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