‘In Transition’ is an exhibition by Transition Year students from St. Farnan’s Post Primary School, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, which took as its starting point the work of iconic photographers including Michael Kenna, Steve Mc Curry and Eliot Porter. Students conducted research and were encouraged to be inspired and influenced by these photographic styles and/or themes, techniques and imagery. Students responded by creating their own photographs, echoing and interpreting these major photographers, using only their mobile phone.
The main aim when delivering this new photography course to the transition year students was to encourage and facilitate students awareness, appreciation and interpretation of the world around them, their social environment, the human race and themselves. Students developed their photography skills alongside personal, social and analytical abilities through a series of projects. Projects were structured for students to succeed, yet flexible enough to allow personal freedom of interpretation. This exhibition is a result of their learning, research and creativity.
Teacher/Facilitator: Gayle Richardson. Qualified Graphic Designer and Teacher of Art, Craft and Design, with a passion for capturing life through a lens.
Group: St. Farnan’s Post Primary School, Transition Year, 2019.
Image: Jane McCabe
Part of Riverbank Arts Centre’s Out of the Classroom programme – showcasing TY projects and initiatives