Aug 17- Sep 7 | Foyer Gallery | Free
‘HOME’ is an exciting new exhibition by photographer Juliet Klottrup. This series of portraits reveals glimpses into the lives of young people living and working in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between photographer Juliet Klottrup, and 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.
The young people were asked to reflect on a particular location that they associate with home. Shoots took place in a variety of locations in the Yorkshire Dales and the South Lakes, each place unique to the subject.
Once photographed using medium format film, Klottrup curated the final cut for the exhibition which were then processed, printed at large scale and framed for the show, after which they will be gifted to the participants.
Whether on a gap year, studying for GSCEs online, or in early careers working from home, young people have shown their resilience throughout the pandemic. Before having their portraits taken, they shared their hopes for the future, their inspirations and their thoughts on how their home and surroundings have influenced them. Some of these insightful and thought-provoking reflections will accompany the portraits.
‘HOME’ is one of the 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 and creatively empower decision making in Bentham, Settle and Kendal.
Following the 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 she won the Portrait of Britain 2020 for her work capturing a young farmer shepherding on his 100 year old family farm in north Yorkshire.