Northern School of Art Students Deliver the Goods

Photography students from the Northern School of Art have produced an excellent array of striking images for Ageing Better Middlesbrough as part of their project work.  

The focus of the brief was to produce photos which focused on tackling ageism and help inspire others to talk more positively about age, so students come up with their own designs to portray both Ageing Better Middlesbrough members and their own grandparents. 

Anya Deputat Age Friendly Officer at Ageing Better Middlesbrough said:

“Ageing Better Middlesbrough programme works with people who are 50 and over, but intergenerational work is one of our priorities. 

“Our vision is to make the town better for anyone growing older here. It was great to work with Northern School of Art for the past few weeks on and the results are fantastic. We asked students to think about how ageism and stereotypes impact both younger and older”.

Hundreds of people have been to see the designs, which are displayed at the Creative Factory in the Hillstreet Centre, Middlesbrough until 31st January. 

Jan Secker, Photography Lecturer at The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus, said: “The project with Ageing Better Middlesbrough has been an excellent opportunity for the students to work on a live brief and get some hands-on experience in professional practice.  

The inter-generational aspect has also really benefitted them academically and personally.

“They have all thoroughly enjoyed it and were very excited about their work going on show to the public.”

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