This film is the culmination of the Octavia Foundation’s latest digital media work that has taken place over the past three months. YO! London brings together over 80 photographs that explore the connection young people have with their London and its inhabitants.
The images have been curated to represent the photographic journey our young people took through an array of famous London areas, from the banks of the meandering Thames to the vibrant Ladbroke Grove, from the hip Mile End to the passenger seat of a taxi.
Mirroring the ethos of past media projects, YO! London provided young people with essential skills training necessary to take confident, well-composed photographs and document the subject’s story. Not only did the project allow our young photographers to get creative, it also provided them with vital experiences from media arts professionals on how to be successful in the creative industries.
During YO! London the Octavia Foundation formed exciting new partnerships with several local youth organisations, which not only generated a significant number of images but additionally brought a diversity to the photographs. The level of quality throughout the collection truly represents the dedication, passion and commitment of everyone involved.