Chasing the Light Photography Exhibition
Sat 19 Mar 2022 - Sun 24 Apr 2022
A collection of images taken by participants in the first three photography programmes as part of Meridian Raw CIC’s Chasing the Light Project.
Chasing the Light Project is a 4-year participatory photography project in Exeter that provides 6, 14-week participatory photography programmes, 64 photo-walks and 2 participant curated exhibitions and has been funded by The National Lottery Community Fund’s Reaching Communities Programme.
Each 14-week photography programme is free to attended and is aimed at people who have experienced mental health problems and those in the community who are socially isolated.
Participants who attended these programmes have had the opportunity to create their own photo-story or photographic portfolio, take part in innovative photo-dialogue exercises, learn, and develop basic camera skills, take part in three photography trips and have fun with a camera.
Meridian Raw CIC is a social enterprise that uses photography as an empowerment tool for marginalised communities and socially excluded individuals. We bring about social change and advocacy through creative participatory photography workshops and community photographic projects.
VISION & MISSION
Our vision is for people to have the opportunity to create space & time to make positive change in their lives
Our mission is to work collaboratively on a range of initiatives that involve & engage people in creative, participatory activities that bring communities together.
Through our guided photography workshops, participants will be encouraged to use digital or film cameras to take pictures that highlight personal issues in their life, provide an insight into their community, highlight issues around a given topic and communicate expressions of feelings through imagery.
Community based exhibitions from local groups, projects and creative activities.