I Spy Joy Photography Project – view pdf here

The month of March saw the launch of the ‘I Spy Joy Photography Project’ digital exhibition, which is a partnership between South Perth Youth Services (Perth & Kinross Council), and ‘Focus on Youth’, Portland, Oregon, USA. The end result of this project is a digital photography display which is being shown in many Perth and Kinross schools and Campuses as well as in Pullar House and on Youth Services City Base screens. Some of the images will also feature on the Perth & Kinross Council website.

The phrase ‘I Spy Joy’ was used as a theme for this project to encourage young people to think about positive things in their life. This could relate to positive things they have seen, things they have or could relate to the perceived joy for the potential viewers of their photographs. Photography workshops for the project in Perth took place in a variety of different venues, including Glenearn Community Campus, Perth High School and Fairview School. Young people also emailed photographs in to be considered. Some of these workshops were facilitated by local photographer Claire Fraser.

Gary Brown, Youth Services Community Learning and Development Worker for South Perth says “This project has been a great way for young people to express themselves through photography and have an opportunity to be part of an exhibition with peers from the United States.”Donna Lee Holmes, Executive Director of Focus on Youth says “Focus on Youth is delighted to be partnering with young people in Scotland for ‘I Spy Joy’, a collaborative photography projectwhere students from both countries are able to share thebeauty they have seen through photography”.For further information on the ‘I Spy Joy Photography Project’
please contact:
Gary Brown
Community Learning & Development Worker
Tel 01738 477677
Email garybrown@pkc.gov.uk