Photography exhibition captures teenagers’ views on life in Salford

A housing provider has helped a photography project capture life in Salford through the lens of the younger generation.

Students from Oasis Academy MediaCityUK have been taking part in the initiative, which has captured what it’s like to live in the region, through their eyes.

The photographers are part of the academy’s Friday evening youth club and have produced a series of images under the theme ‘Salford Through our Eyes’, to depict what the city means to them.

The photographs, which include Salford Quays and the streets of Ordsall, have now gone on permanent exhibition at the Oasis Academy’s newly launched Hub.

The project was made possible thanks to a £500 grant from housing association Salix Homes through its Springboard fund, which provides grants to projects and initiatives in Salford that boost community spirit, promote health and wellbeing, reduce isolation or improve the environment.

“The funding Salix Homes has provided has enabled our young people to express what their community means to them through the art of photography,” said Adam Webster, community development leader for Oasis Academy.

“Visualising Salford’s community through the lens of a young person provides us with a valuable insight into how this demographic sees their environment, as well as granting them an opportunity to develop new skills and aspirations.

“The young people have loved it and are keen to do more photography projects in the future.”

Jeanette Green, neighbourhood manager for Salix Homes, added: “Salix Homes is really proud to have supported this fantastic project. As adults, it can be easy to forget how differently children and teenagers view the world. The stunning images produced have showcased their talents and provided a fascinating insight into the unique perspectives of our local youth.”

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