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Art scholars photo workshop/talk with East Anglian young photographer

Published on 31/10/22

To continue to develop the provision for the Art scholars at Stephen Perse, the Art Scholars Programme aims to provide a variety of experiences that move beyond the normal school provision offering one experience per half term for the Art scholars in Years 9-13. It also aims to cater for those individuals who may have shown an interest in the experience on offer.

This kick-started in the second half of the summer term when a young local East Anglia photographer Harry Wheeler-Brand, Lead Tutor at ‘Harrybehindthelens’ met with and talked about his work with the scholars. The students were able to see examples of his work and ask questions about how he works and how he set up his business. He also generously donated a few of his books to the department to benefit students interested in photography.

Alex in Year 11 who has his own interest in photography commented: “It was inspirational seeing a young person doing so well in their own business, the talk opened my eyes to the fact that something which is a hobby can become a career pathway and it can lead to an exciting career.”