What we do and how we operate

  • We deliver photography experiences, including training, workshops and exhibitions.

  • We work through Partners - professional and health organisations such as Social Services, NHS, medical centres, charities (e.g. MIND), therapists and community organisations.

  • We are photographers, not therapists, and do not need to know the health or social circumstances of Participants - the people we work with. They are chosen for us by our Partners.

  • Our Partners may identify people at different stages of illness. Therefore, we provide services for early intervention, during/ending treatment, or post-treatment and needing to keep well.

  • We identify and train Volunteers. Our Volunteers deliver training to Participants identified by our Partners.

  • We provide the Curriculum and Training Materials for delivery to Participants by our Volunteers.

  • Training, projects and events are done at the premises of our Partners or sites approved by them as safe environments.

  • Generally we anticipate class sizes of no more than 6 Participants at one time, 4 being more usual.

  • We operate a Feedback Loop for our Partners and Volunteers to help us improve our model and materials so that they  may be rolled-out more widely.

  • For Participants who do not have or cannot afford appropriate equipment, we supply donated or sponsored cameras and other equipment (but not mobile phones).

  • Our activities are financed mainly by public donations.