Street Photography Rochester is planning to work alongside students from Delce Academy and Chatham Grammar School for Girls to change perceptions of Rochester.
This will be done by interactive photo walks which will build in technique and create a foundation of photography skills. Photography has the potential to improve mental health, raise aspirations, increase confidence and provide transferable skills to the wider world, as well as help people to love where they live and feel more positive about their community.
After the students have completed the course, an exhibition of the photographs will be organised in conjunction with Little Roc Cafe and Gallery. This exhibition will also be open to the public to view, to which parents and carers are welcome.
There are also plans to show a short documentary film of the project, through collaboration with Rochester Film Society. This project will take place next Spring.
Crowdfunding link: https://www.spacehive.com/rochester-street-photography-project