These tours are given by four London teens, who have prepared their own tours and content following an intensive five week training programme. They choose at least one work to focus on during the tour to the public, to talk about in an interactive way.
JOIN THE TEEN TOURS ON 18 JUNE
YASMIN | 2pm
Yasmin's tour will transport the audience into realms of fiction and reality, taking a closer look at untouched landscapes in Korea and the hidden world of Islam in Italy.
SABRIA | 2.30pm
Sabria's tour looks at alternative perspectives on everyday issues through the eyes of three very different photographers, uncovering themes of innocence, power and gentrification.
Niambi's tour considers two mysterious artworks in order to explore human and physical geographies and their influence on past, present and future landscapes.
Abondance's tour will travel an alternative transatlantic slave trade, exploring the representation of black communities, and the narratives and connections between them, in photos taken in Tunisia (Africa), Colombia (South America) and Italy (Europe).
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ABOUT THE TEEN TOURS
Teen Tours is a successful concept developed by The Photographers' Gallery, adapted to a different location: the exhibition Foam Talent at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall. The mentoring programme has been devised in response to the exhibition at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, in partnership with Foam and supervised by Beaconsfield. The training programme is delivered by Shan Rixon, who mentors on the Teen Tours programme at The Photographers' Gallery. The programme focuses on young Londoners, who work on different skills through the training program. The young people are recruited through schools, community and youth organisations in the locality of Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall. They are taught in research, presentation skills, through guided visits of curators and engagement with the artists. They choose at least one work to focus on during the tour to the public, to talk about in an interactive way.
Participants during the Teen Tours training, 2017 © Shan Rixon
Day 2 of the Teen Tours training, 2017 © Shan Rixon
Day 3 of the Teen Tours training, 2017 © Shan Rixon
Day 4 of the Teen Tours training, 2017 © Shan Rixon
Participants of the Teen Tours training, 2017 © Shan Rixon
ABOUT BEACONSFIELD AND THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall is a research and exhibition space for contemporary art and contemporary artists. Beaconsfield is known for its international programme of projects (beacons) on a wide range of art forms (fields), in the form of exhibitions, residencies, lectures and events.
The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery for photography in London and shows photography in all its forms: contemporary talent, photo archives to established names. The Photographers' Gallery organises exhibitions, events, lectures, workshops and masterclasses and has an extensive network of schools in London.
Foam Talent is made possible with support from Downtown International, Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Star Frame, with additional support from The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, United Kingdom.
Foam is supported by BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.