CCP presented its twelfth annual photography workshop for youth in the City of Yarra. The Rotary Youth Arts Project (RYAP) is a Community Outreach Project in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Photography, Dancehouse and supported by the City of Yarra and Rotary Clubs of Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Brunswick.
Young people living, studying or attending services in the City of Yarra were invited to participate in a nine-week photography course at CCP presented by artist, educator and visual story teller Alexander Moffat. Over the course of this year’s Rotary Youth Art Project, Alexander and the students explored why stories matter and learnt about how those stories can be told using a variety of styles of photography - including conveying meaning and emotion through portraiture using both natural and artificial light, street photography, the urban landscape, still-life and photomontage.
This course resulted in an informal paste up exhibition on Kerr Street in Fitzroy and an exhibition at Fitzroy Town Hall, and was documented through tumblr - ccxccp2017.tumblr.com