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The 'All About Me' Photographic Project - an exploration of identity devised and taught by Gaynor Hansen-Jones facilitated by SPW.

 Gaynor is a regular and experienced contributor to the DACE programme of photography courses which have been held at 19a Clarence Street for a number of years. The crossover from photography into print processes is a diverse and interesting one. This project used cyanotype as an extension of the original photographic process.

 Assistant workshop leader: Kara Seaman teaching the cyanotype process

The cyanotype process can be used on fabric, canvas or paper

The cyanotype process can be used on fabric, canvas or paper

 The projects’ aim was to target people who attend community centres, who specifically suffer with mental health problems and was developed to explore personal and cultural identity. It ran over the summer months - for 8 weeks of 4 hour photography sessions.

 “Mental health is either ignored, or invisible in society and the theme of the mirror was set to challenge this. The project was split into two sections to enable the partcipants to challenge invisibility both collectively and personally. Visits were made to galleries and into the town using mirrors as a tool to explore their ideas. The mirrors were then used to explore more personal themes”

Gaynor Hanson-Jones

Members of the group using mirrors to explore reflection and displacement

Members of the group using mirrors to explore reflection and displacement

Mirror Images: L. Fraser

Mirror Images: L. Fraser

 

Mirror Images: Gaynor Harrison, Rachel Adams & L. Sloan

Mirror Images: Gaynor Harrison, Rachel Adams & L. Sloan

 

The final project work was exhibited throughout Sept 2005 and the images were put onto a self-portraiture website mirrorproject.com/galleries