Drawing on the themes of community, identity and ritual explored within FrenchMottershead’s Shops residency and resulting exhibition at Site Gallery, young people worked over several weeks with the staff and customers of Freshmans Boutique and Rocky Horrors shops in Sheffield to produce a range of insightful photographs and interviews offering an intimate portrait of these everyday spaces. For more information, see downloads.
“What a great idea for promoting and celebrating local independent shops and culture and for generating new opportunities for young people to see how photography can operate as a vehicle for expression and communication”.
Evan Wood, Support Facilitator Photographer & Tutor at Doncaster College
Sept – Dec 2009
Participants: 40 young photographers, models, writers, interviewers and journalists from Doncaster and Sheffield Colleges, Cube Magazine, Sheffield Hallam University and various schools in the region.
The Rocky Horrors & Freshmans Shops Projects are part of: Shopping Landscapes – a series of creative projects explored and produced by young people around the themes of shops and shopping. The work responds to the FrenchMotterhead Shops residency and subsequent exhibition at Site Gallery [Nov ‘09 to Feb ‘10].