As part of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling, we're highlighting each of the photographers who took part

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What Is Your London?

For many, the idea of London conjures up postcard pictures: the London Eye, Buckingham Palace. However, these depictions of the capital that we’re used to seeing in the media, advertising and the press are outdated. That isn’t the reality for young people living here today. London is nothing without the people that live in it, and each individual has their own story to tell so the participants of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling were briefed with showing the world what their version of London is, to let the world see their perspective.

This is Daniel's London...

Soph

Soph is the first chapter of an ongoing project looking at the issues of mental health and loneliness experienced by individuals in the LGBTQ+ community. Those who identify as LGBTQ+ tend to be at a higher risk of issues with their mental health, although despite this, it still remains a topic that is rarely discussed beyond facts and figures.

The project looks at individuals in the context of the bedroom. These often-solitary spaces can be places of safety and freedom, but also ones in which the issues surrounding mental health or feelings of loneliness might be intensified. The work sees the bedroom as an extension of its inhabitant, capturing the mundanity and the routine that exists in our everyday lives.

The images shown in this exhibition follow Soph, who uses both she/her and he/him pronouns.

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