Amy Mifsud photographs the youth of UK military communities
Words by Amy Mifsud
Building 57 is a series attempting to give power to the youth of military communities in the UK.
Power is something that most of the youths I’ve worked with feel they don’t have. Often a military child will move as frequently as six months to two years. This irregularity can be a massive detriment to things such as education. Often a child with special requirements within a school will have to wait a long time to receive the help they need. Their whole life is governed by the army and their association with home is focused on their family members and immediate community rather than physical walls.
Exploring the greater picture of living within military life I realised the strong voice the youths from army communities have.
“It’s not how different we all are, but rather how alike we are as people that is significant” – Lucy Howell explores the psychological landscape of adults in social care
Words by Lucy Howell
I have worked in social care for many years. My photography practice explores the diversity and uniqueness of humans. My ongoing series, Diary of a Care Girl explores the psychological landscape of the adults I work with in social care.
I believe there is a misunderstanding of disabled adults and their value. This may be partly due to visibility. There is a misconception that they should not be photographed because of exploitation, however speaking directly to adults with disabilities, their families and support network they’ve expressed the desire to been seen. They want to be visible, celebrated and be an active part of society.
If we silence minorities and hide them from sight our misconceptions and fear remains and community’s stays unequal. Diary of a Care Girl explores society’s relationship with “differences” and challenges the fictions around theses. It’s not how different we all are, but rather how alike we are as people that is significant.
“Our Snapchat stories are the daytime tele of our empty days” – photographer, Aubrey Simpson explores the prevailing loneliness of young adulthood in a digital age
Words by Aubrey Simpson
I wanted to photograph our isolation, and all the alienation and estrangement that goes with being a young adult. These images are my exploration of detachment and disconnection, birthed in reaction to the phrase i’ve heard again and again.
Even when together, we seem apart. I wanted to communication the prevailing loneliness amongst us.
Our compulsive nag to broadcast detaches us from one another in person. Keen to communicate social life, but seemingly unkeen to have to go through it.
Mobile phones are the accessories to out interaction, providing us platforms that propagate togetherness whilst having a bad habit of enforcing our disconnect. Our Snapchat stories are the daytime tele of our empty days. These are the best days of your life.
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