Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #10

May 29th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Conference Research Showcase | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects.

These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want to. Their motivations are diverse – from doing something because they believe it has a social, cultural or economic benefit to the community to more personal motivations such as developing new friendships, learning and gaining skills or because it is something they enjoy.

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Paul Perkins works at a children and young people’s organisation in North Camden called The Winch. He also volunteers as a Trustee for a mentoring and drama charity and helps out at local events when the opportunity arises. Paul says: “I’ve always had a commitment to seeing children and young people achieve their potential, and it’s a real privilege to be able to work doing just that. As well as the frustrations and successes of the work, I get to feel connected to the community in which I live. In London that’s not always possible, but it’s a really nice part of the type of work I do and where I do it.”

You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.

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