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

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 However, these depictions of the capital that we’re used to seeing in the media, advertising and the press are outdated.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 Kevin's London...

My Role Models

Originally from North West London Kevin Chemuka’s recent move to East London has opened his eyes to the diverse friendship groups surrounding him. What lessons are your friendships teaching you? Are they good or bad? Chemuka believes that we are the products of our environment and the sum of the five people closest to us. Through this work he seeks to encourage these observations as a conversation between young men. As he gets older, Chemuka has begun to observe and appreciate the male role models close to him, and how the lack of a father figure has affected him and his friends. My Role Models tells the story of four friends and what it means to be a positive male role model. Chemuka begins to understand that there is no such thing as a perfect human, but within his friends and their stories, there are valuable characteristics important to becoming a man.

Kevin Chemuka