The Granville Resolution Project, held at the Granville Community Centre between August 23 and 27 2011, is the second in a special community component of the JN Foundation’s larger high school advocacy through photography programme, Resolution Project.
Over four full days, the Granville students received intensive photography training by volunteer professional photographer, Stuart Reeves, and advocacy training from the Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network.
Each participant was equipped with a digital camera and challenged to go out into the community to capture images of the positives and negatives of life in Granville, from the perspective of the youth. The students also kept daily journals and wrote short photo essays on issues of pride and concern.
Many of the themes identified by the teens through their pictures included: poverty, crime, poor living conditions, roads and infrastructure. They also photographed issues related to teenage pregnancy, low self-esteem, pollution and drugs.
The Granville Project culminated in a community exhibition of more than 50 pieces of the students’ work at the community centre on August 27. The project will be sustained through the formation of the Granville Resolution Project Photojournalism Club.