Ellon exhibition set for further exposure

The Life Through a Lens photography exhibiton in Ellon will examine issues of social inclusion.
The Life Through a Lens photography exhibiton in Ellon will examine issues of social inclusion.

A PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition in Ellon exploring issues of social inclusion is set to go on display at Aberdeenshire Council’s headquarters.

The ‘Life Through a Lens’ project has ended its run and moves are under way to exhibit the work in Aberdeen. The exhibition encouraged vulnerable people to express themselves through photography.

Formartine community planning officer Mark Mitchell said: “The project and exhibition has been very well received by community members and officials alike, and so, furthering on from this it has been decided that there is an enthusiasm for the project to continue.

“One thing that is so positive about this project, is that it has provided an alternative and creative way for people to engage with social issues of our time, highlight these and have their voices heard through the images that have been created.”

Nicola Twine, senior community, learning and development worker, who has been heavily involved in the project, said: “I believe it has contributed in reducing some social isolation that many people can experience for a variety of reasons, and allowed people to feel a pride in the work that they have produced and displayed in such a meaningful exhibition.”