Montessori look at life through the lens

The children pictured at the exhibition with Nathan Archer, Ann Barker of Immingham Motors, centre, and photographer Jess Male.  (Lin) EMN-150323-114449001
The children pictured at the exhibition with Nathan Archer, Ann Barker of Immingham Motors, centre, and photographer Jess Male. (Lin) EMN-150323-114449001

The Lincolnshire Montessori Photography Exhibition attracted a large number of visitors to its open day at the Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre.

The ‘All About Me’ exhibition was the result of the 7 to 11-year-olds weekly workshops with photographer Jess Male, exploring various photographic genres, skills and techniques.

“This project has been a wonderful opportunity for the children, not only to explore photography in a way that is not usually available to them, but it has also offered them the opportunity for self reflection,” said Jess Male.

“Photography saturates their everyday lives and this project has meant we have been able to challenge the children’s perception of the medium and allowed them to explore different ways of seeing and thinking about images.

“‘All About Me’ has not only offered the children the opportunity for self reflection and expression, revealing how they see themselves, but has allowed us to see their world through their eyes.

“The children have worked really hard on this project and I’m so proud of them all.

“I hope people enjoy the exhibition as much as I’ve enjoyed working with the children.”

And School Development Manager Nathan Archer added: ““We are very grateful to both Jess and the centre for their work, in particular we express our thanks to sponsors Immingham Motors who have generously supported the exhibition, which runs until March 31.”