picture of Bradford" was an intensive project undertaken over 3
weeks in the summer of 1999. It involved 12 students working for
6 full days at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television.
The project was co-ordinated by Adrian Sinclair and Lizzie Coombes
from Heads Together Productions working alongside teaching and support
staff from Shipley College. Apart from visiting the Museum and using
the educational facilities on offer, the project drew inspiration
from the Museum's own on-line educational resource, auslander
foreigners . Auslander
foreigners is an on-line project which was inspired by the owrk
of photographer Martin Parr, who's exhibition "Ooh La La!"
was shown at the Museum in 1988.
The students are on the Transition To Work Course at Shipley College.
They have a range of emotional and behavioural problems, physical
and learning disabilities.Ê Many of them have not had good experiences
in school. The Transition Course is designed as a one year bridging
course that brings together a range of elements in order to enable
each young person to determine their own pathway into employment
or further education. The Self
Image Project is a central part of the Transition To Work Course;
specifically aiming to improve the students' confidence and self-esteem.