is a collaborative portrait project between myself and young women of Wirral. All are participants in the G.I.R.L.S. project, an informal education programme, for girls aged 11-19, identified as being at risk, vulnerable, hard to reach and with multiple complex needs. These images celebrate their achievements on a range of projects using visual arts, dance, music and drama to build confidence, self -esteem and raise aspirations. The girls were involved in all aspects from taking the photographs, organising the shoots to short listing the final images. The portraits are a product of the trust, confidence and self-esteem engendered through this process and celebrate their beauty, strength, resilience and the possible future careers and lives beyond this moment.
Bryan Lewis • Megan Corson • Alberto Garcia Cruz • Billy Holland • Molly James • Yam Kovatch • Fiona McGeoch • Suzanne St.Clare •