29 September, 6pm - 9pm
30 September, 11am - 5pm
The Wembley to Soweto Foundation is a global initiative providing professional photographic training and life-skills to historically disadvantaged young people in order for them to move their own lives forward and, ultimately, make a positive contribution to the society in which they live. Through sharing their photographic work, our learners raise public awareness of the issues and experiences they encounter.
The charity was created in the townships of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2010 against the backdrop of the FIFA World Cup and has evolved into an international programme of courses run both in the UK and abroad.
The project is based on the belief that “an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory” and that on-the-job training provides the best learning platform. Put simply, skilled young people who have a passion for learning, regardless of their means and background, can positively carve out a career and contribute to the society in which they live, when they are given the right combination of training and support.
In April 2018, 6 learners from Brighton and Hove were chosen to participate in a 3 week photography course. Their resultant work will be exhibited from 29th – 30th September in the White Room at Phoenix Brighton as part of Brighton Photo Fringe.