Culture Shifts is a new and exciting socially engaged photography programme, working with 11 national and international photographers embedded in communities across 7 areas of Liverpool City Region. It aims to support communities to explore their stories in a way that is meaningful to them.
Collaborating with photographers, communities will co-author a series of photo stories, reflecting on their identity, interests or lives. Collectively we hope these photo stories will inspire, surprise or challenge a wider audience through both a digital platform and 8 exhibitions across 7 venues.
The digital platform PhotoStories (currently being developed in partnership with Liverpool’s Red Ninja) will act as an online location for the photo stories created throughout Culture Shifts. In February 2017 the platform will be open for the wider public to share and respond to these new narratives, and also to upload their own photo stories.
A selection of all work created across Liverpool City Region will culminate in a Culture Shifts exhibition at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, in September 2017, which will also celebrate the partnerships across the City Region and the power of photography to creatively engage us all.