Blueprint by Photocyanthesis

Photography Club exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery - Spring 2019

14-19 year olds from our Photography Club, were inspired by Brighton Museum & Art Gallery’s Museum of Transology and Queer Looks exhibitions to create their own work exploring their lives and identities.

The group, who called themselves Photocyanthesis, used camera-less photography techniques, building camera obscuras and experimenting with cyanotype prints.

Working with photographer Lynn Weddle, the group’s workshops included a tour of the Museum of Transology, a conversation with the exhibition curator, E-J Scott and a talk by Queer Looks project member, An Nguyen. Photocyanthesis investigated work by artists identifying as LGBTQ+ and taking themes of identity and representation, explored narratives and self-representation.

Photocyanthesis are members of Photoworks’ Photography Club, an initiative enabling young people from Brighton & Hove to meet regularly, develop their camera skills alongside a professional photographer, produce photography and gain an Arts Award qualification.

For this edition the club continued its successful partnership with Royal Pavilion & Museums. The group was supported by photographer Lynn Weddle, specialist support worker Reuben Davidson and Royal Pavilion & Museums’ Youth Engagement Team.

“Photography Club has been fun. I like working with other people with the same interests and passions. We have worked really well together. It’s been difficult, but good giving it a go and learning new methods.” says 14 year old participant, Holly.

Photocyanthesis’ exhibition Blueprint was displayed on the museum’s South Balcony from 4 May to 9 June 2019.