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Growing up Hackney – project and exhibition

01 Oct 2009-01 Jan 2010

Photo: Student. 2009

Exhibition: Saturday 22 August 2009 at Rivington Place

Artists Othello De’ Souza Hartley and Obinna Nwosu work with young people over the summer to explore how the visual and audio create identity and what it means to grow up in Hackney. This is in response to the work made by Hackney born photographer Dennis Morris.

Taking inspiration from Dennis Morris’ photographs of the community he grew up in, participants collaborate with the artists to explore notions of community, youth culture, and narrative through photography and sound art.

Through the project participants are exposed to music and arts venues that make Hackney the vibrant borrough that it is.  Participants learn the basics of photography, sound recording and manipulation as a means of re-presenting their environments and personal responses.

The project is supported by Discover Young Hackney and delivered in collaboration with the Hackney Museum.

Participants showcase their work in an exhibition at Rivington Place on Saturday 22 August.  The works are exhibited alongside the Dennis Morris: Growing Up Black exhibition at Hackney Museum from 1 October to 23 January 2010.

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