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SIXTEEN

22nd June 2019 - 28th September 2019

22 JUN  — 28 SEP 2019
THE ENGINE ROOM AT THE EXCHANGE

What is it like to be sixteen years old in the UK now? This is the central thread running through the national project Sixteen where some of the UK’s foremost documentary portrait photographers collaborated in opening up conversations with young people about their hopes and fears, and who or what sustains them, giving prominence to voices rarely heard.

Here we highlight one of them, Michelle Sank, who focused her lens on Cornwall, drawn by an interest to explore how the economic poverty and physical isolation of the county impacts on the future of its young people.

Sank felt privileged by the connection she was able to form with her subjects and their families/guardians, who generously shared their stories, the social and family structures and domestic surroundings within. Having access in this way enabled her to understand the social challenges that were previously hidden.

Details

Start:
22nd June 2019
End:
28th September 2019

Venue

The Exchange
Princes Street,
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL United Kingdom
Phone:
01736 363715
Website:
http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/