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 students 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.

Cyanotype prints of plants hanging to dry
© 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. 

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.

Look & Learn’s Inaugural Exhibition

Running daily from 07-30 September at St Anne’s House

people standing inside St Anne's with images on the walls

Look & Learn would like to invite our friends, new and old, to their inaugural photography exhibition & zine launch in the Top Floor Gallery.

This collective show brings together work made by UWE Bristol Photography volunteers and people from the St. Anne’s community from a series of photography workshops around place exploration, alternative processes and mental well-being.

Look & Learn’s Zine

Is available to purchase at the exhibition. A physical collection of the photographs in a beautifully curated & designed zine.

a Zine with Look & Learn on the cover and a print of flowers