Look and Learn logo design by Dom Garnham - The Os of the word Look look like eyes. White on Red
Logo design: Dom Garnham @duckgarnham

Look & Learn

June 2021

Look & Learn was a free short series of lens-based workshops facilitated by UWE Bristol Photography student Josh Adam Jones & Alesha Hickmans. The sessions were across two weekends & centred around themes of community, place-making & mental wellbeing, encouraging participants to explore their local area of St Anne’s, Bristol in a new & exciting way.

© Alesha Hickmans

Activities included:

  • An introduction to photography
  • Photowalks with set themes
  • Camera-less image making (cyanotype)
  • Zine Production
  • Feedback from all participants was encouraged on shaping activities
© Alesha Hickmans

10 student volunteers assisted with teaching a basic introduction to photography whilst being on hand to enrich each workshop activity. The main focus of Look & Learn is to encourage exploration of place and promote positive mental wellbeing through the act of photography. 

Official Date TBC

Pop-up exhibition of community members’ work and social event at St. Anne’s House.

This project was developed by Josh Adam Jones, Alesha Hickmans and Jack Gibbon, and is gratefully supported by UWE Bristol Community Fund and Quartet Community Foundation. Follow _lookandlearn on Instagram to stay up to date with the project.

© Alesha Hickmans
  • Josh Adam Jones

    Josh Adam Jones is British artist and photographer whose work often centres around stories of misrepresented places and the people who live there. From ageing Irish populations in British towns and cities to the expatriate communities of Oman, Josh hopes to facilitate conversations about identity, home and interculturalism through his work. In his most recent ongoing series (Sometimes A Silence Will Cut Through Sounds), Josh explores the therapeutic applications of photography in response to his Grandfather passing away and a family history of mental health problems.