By Sonya, Care for Carers

Care for the Carers are inviting carers in East Sussex to take part in photography workshops in August and September 2021. Beginner, intermediate and experienced photographers are all welcome. The workshops are for adult carers and young adult carers, aged 18 to 25 years. They will give you a fantastic opportunity to use photography and share your vision of what it means for you to be a carer.

Photographing John Cole

The workshops, being run in collaboration with 18 Hours Events and Education, will run over three weeks. In the first session, you will have the opportunity to talk about your role as a carer and how you can convey caring experiences and the day-to-day life of caring for someone. Further sessions will cover some basic technical skills, such as light, composition and editing. At the end of the workshops, you will collaborate on selecting some of your photos to be exhibited at the Conquest Hospital in 2022.

During the course you will be going out and about to learn how to take photos that honestly record and reflect your role as a carer. You will be working with local photographer, John Cole, a photographer and teacher for over 40 years. 

All you need is a digital camera or a good mobile phone. If you don’t have either, we can supply one for you to use. Most importantly, you should have an enthusiasm to tell your story of being a carer.

The workshops for Adult Carers will be on Wednesday 25th August, 1st September and 8th September from 1.00-4.00pm. Venue to be confirmed. The Young Adult Carers workshops will be on Saturday 4th September, 11th September and 18th September from 1.00-4.00pm at The White Rock Hotel in Hastings.

To find out more or book a place on the workshops, contact Hannah by email [email protected] or phone 01323 738390

To find out more about the work of John Cole visit

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