Youth Participation - Auckland Photo Day
Youth culture and its active participation is a vital ingredient to the success of Auckland Photo Day.
Image: Grace Hoskins, The Virtual Chase - Top 30 2017 - shows the new age of virtual reality
A number of schools over the Auckland region have used this event as a class project, an initiative which has produced inspiring results.
Anyone can pick up a camera and take photographs. Young people without the limitations of conventions are eager to shoot the world around them. Student groups, introduced to the art form of photography via Auckland Photo Day impressed the festival with their entries. Whether the students regarded photography as an art form or a way to record daily lives and identity depended on the individual. What was more significant was the acquired confidence that developed from these projects and the resulting comprehension of visual language and the media.