October saw Photoworks Festival exploring Alternative Narratives and the Council for British Archeology delivering its annual Festival of Archaeology exploring climate and environment. This showcase presents artwork created by young people exploring exciting thematic overlaps between the two festivals.
Led by artist Alejandra Carles-Tolra and supported by Natalie Keymist, young participants, aged 13-18 year old, created playful photographs using only what was around them to explore the archaeology of their own home.
The work was inspired by Photoworks festival artist Roger Eberhard’s work Human Territoriality, which interrogates over 2000 years of human history and highlights the archaeology of shifting or altered borders, exploring through landscape photography, the impact of climate change, conflict and politics on dividing lines between countries.
The online photography workshop explored the relationship between photography, archaeology and climate change, considering the human impact of shifting borders and changing landscapes and the stories of the waste we create and the artifacts we treasure.
Part of the Photoworks Festival and the Festival of Archaeology. This is a Shout Out Loud project in partnership with the Council of British Archaeology and English Heritage. Shout Out Loud is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through its Kick the Dust programme designed to encourage and involve more young people in heritage.