Katherine Leedale


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All images © Katherine Leedale 2010-2019


As well as working on professional photographic commissions, I also provide workshops for adults and young people.


For more than four years I have been involved with the Youth Arts programme in the London Borough of Croydon, designing and facilitating photography workshops for a range of young people. These include after-school groups and young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training). In the workshops I cover all aspects of DSLR photography, including the use of a range of editing programmes. We have been on trips to the V&A, to Brighton, and to local nature spots; completed photo treasure hunts; discussed colour theory and artists who use photography in their work.


In 2016 I designed and lead a week-long project with young people teaching them to use high-end studio lighting and camera equipment to shoot and edit a project in collaboration with the London Mayor's Office to challenge a fear of crime. The results were stunning and had an exhibition in Croydon galleries before being printed large scale and displayed in the town centre.


Special thanks to participants of this project for their images (above) and Kirsty for her David Hockney-inpired collage (below).


I have taught workshops for adult beginners, joining forces with Begin Anywhere to deliver a 'Beginner's Guide to Shooting People Nicely' and an improvers' session at the Barbican Conservatory. I also worked with charity The Passage to lead a group of homeless men in making images that described their neighbourhood and lifestyle.


As of autumn 2016 I am participating in Bow Arts' Artist Educator Trainee scheme to develop and expand my workshop practice. I'm also delighted to be working with the Museum of London's supplementary schools and families programmes.


I can provide individualised tuition geared to your level of expertise and needs. To discuss workshops or tuition for your group, friends, family or company, please use the details on the contact page.


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