Yorkshire Dales Photographer captures honest portraits of young people in the Lakes and Dales reflecting on their home.
Juliet Klottrup’s exhibition ‘HOME’ is a series of portraits exploring the lives of young people living and working in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria. This photography exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Juliet Klottrup, and place-based creative co-design project The FOLD, involving young people in the Yorkshire Dales and South Lakes.
The portraits will be exhibited at Brewery Arts from August 17 – September 7, 11am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Based in the Yorkshire Dales herself, Juliet Klottrup asked young people to reflect on a particular location that they associate with home. Shoots took place in a variety of locations, each place unique to the subject.
Young people have shown their resilience throughout the pandemic. Before having their portraits taken, they shared with Juliet their hopes for the future, their inspirations and their thoughts on how their home and surroundings have influenced them. Insightful and anecdotal, some of these reflections will accompany the portraits on display.
The photography exhibition is just one of the creative outcomes of The FOLD, a creative programme directed and produced by culture company Deco Publique and commissioned by Great Place: Lakes and Dales. The FOLD was designed to give young people power of voice with the aim of creatively empowering decision making in their own spaces in Bentham, Settle and Kendal.
Following a year and half of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, Klottrup felt it more important than ever to continue documenting honest portraits in a time that has forced stillness and caused disruption in final school years and beginnings of careers. Klottrup’s past work includes the film ‘Youth of the Rural North’ and last year saw her crowned winner of the Portrait of Britain 2020 for her work capturing young farmer William Dawson shepherding on his 100 year old family farm in rural north Yorkshire.