Friday, May 30, 2014

'A Portrait of Recovery' - update on our Arts Council project

Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library have been working with local photographer, Rosy Nesbitt, on our Arts Council project ‘The City as Bricolage’.  Rosy has been working with the residents of the Sheffield Alcohol Support Services (SASS) rehabilitation house to produce a body of work for the Archives.

'A Portrait of Recovery' documents individuals who are trying to reclaim their lives from drug and alcohol abuse. The project concentrates on including the excluded, and reveals the often-overlooked issues that such individuals have to face.
During April/May, Rosy ran a 6-week photography course with residents, aimed at unlocking creativity and focusing on photography as a means of communicating and telling stories.  The group learned about landscape photography, portraiture and street photography.  The course gave the group the chance to reflect on the importance of photography as a record of our lives.  The group have now finished editing their pictures and a selection will be exhibited in Sheffield later in the year alongside Rosy’s photographs.

For more information see Rosy’s blog:

(Photographs by Rosy Nesbitt)