WHAT IS INCLUSIVE IMAGES?
We are a social enterprise set up to run Community Action and Community Voice workshops that help groups and individuals tell and share their stories through the power of photography.
We give folk who feel they have none, A voice via the medium of photography
We provide people with basic photography skills and give participants use of our cameras so they can record what is happening in their lives, communities and organisations. We then work with the groups to turn their photos into campaign and promotional materials and end of project exhibitions.
Inclusive Images is run by Charlie Sherry who is an accredited Photovoice trainer.
WHO IS INCLUSIVE IMAGES FOR?
Any community group or organisation that has a story to tell. If you are looking for a creative and imaginative way of capturing what you are doing or highlighting a campaign issue our Community Action or Community Voice photo workshops offer something a bit different to a lengthy written report. They are a powerful way of encouraging people to become more engaged in their communities to get their message out to the wider public, partners, funders and decision makers.
Participating in workshops decreases social isolation and increases confidence within individuals and groups who take part in our projects.
We also run short photography courses just for fun!
Since our foundation in November 2016, we have facilitated projects for over 30 community based groups, ranging from Work Connect WD to Turning point Scotland.
When Covid restriction came in to being in March 2020 we had to cease all our face to face workshops, however after a short period we were able to develop and provide online projects, we are now on our 14th online project.
Inclusive Images has recently been awarded three year’s funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our ‘Picturing Our Past’ project.
We will be working with 11 different community based groups over three years, focussing mostly on disabled groups, examing their, individual history, community history and linking it to national history, using a combination of participatory photography, local and national experts and visiting sites of historical significance.
For more information contact Charlie at Inclusiveimages@outlook.com