Photographing Feelings: Isolation Exhibition

Continuing to celebrate the work of students…

deep:black teamed with Arts Council England to explore the effects of lockdown (March 2020) on young people in London through photography in Photographing Feelings: Isolation. We carried out this project in the London Borough of Haringey, delivered online; a first for deep:black! The project encouraged students from Gladesmore Community School and Woodside High School to be honest about the effects of lockdown (March 2020) by creating digital posters, personal to them, that were displayed in the borough.

Unable to display these images in a traditional exhibition space due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Out Of Home Advertising company, Clear Channel Outdoor donated high traffic poster sites and dedicated creative resource to design and display powerful outdoor advertising space providing a beacon of pride for the students, schools and their families during this challenging time. Given that ONS Research conducted in July 2020 showed that one in six children aged 5 to 16 years were identified as having a probable mental disorder (increasing 50% from 2017), the value of this support for children’s mental health cannot be underestimated.

This project, Photographing Feelings: Isolation exploring this unique situation as experienced from the perspectives of young people was seen across digital billboards in Haringey and surrounding boroughs from the 21st December until 17th of January. The images are expected to have been seen 557,500 times during the exhibition period.

The work is funded by the Arts Council England and is made possible with the support of our partners.