Mental Health Pinhole Photography
Twin Vision worked with a group of adults who were long term unemployed suffering with mental health difficulties as an introduction to photography as a vehicle to support better mental health and well being and empower individuals to work as a team to curate a photography exhibition. Participants were taken through a series of workshops where they made their own pinhole cameras with recyclable objects. A darkroom was set up in a classroom and as a group we experimented in terms of exposures and composition. The projects aim was to give a platform for individuals to explore a medium that they could utilise to capture the world around them through specific themes that encouraged them to investigate their environments in a way they may not have done before. The process was a powerful journey which saw individuals become a production team supporting each other to realise the final goal of a group exhibition.