The Manchester College’s ambitious landmark photography project is now in phase 2 of 3. Phase 1 of was exhibited in Manchester’s Northern Quarter in 2018. Students (16 – 24 years of age) are in the process of photographing those people born, bred, or who have made their home within the current Greater Manchester boundary and who have in some way culturally shaped the city and its surrounding boroughs.
We’re inviting, musicians, sportsmen/women, entertainers, entrepreneurs, politicians, actors, comedians, artists and community champions to be photographed in the city at a poignant or significant location of their choosing.
Tutor Harry Potts is the main coordinator of the project, but all photography is undertaken by two students per shoot – under his supervision. The principle aim is to give talented young students employability/work experience skills so vital when breaking into the creative industries. The experience so far have been incredibly positive with student feedback pointing to a massive boost to their inter personal skills, confidence and self esteem.
The ‘Greater Mancunians’ will culminate in a major city centre exhibition.