Picturing People: Free Publication Resource for Schools

As part of The World in London project, The Photographers' Gallery worked with the Citizenship Foundation to develop and run a series of portrait workshops in London schools led by Othello De'Souza-Hartley, one of The World in London photographers, and staff from the Citizenship Foundation.

Picturing People: Inclusive Portrait Photography Projects in Schools is a publication resource developed out of the above workshops. It offers ideas and suggestions for developing portrait photography projects with children and young people that are inclusive and that take into consideration a variety of approaches to making portraits.

Picturing People connects with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's interest in supporting cultural understanding by providing opportunities for interaction through culture and between cultures. It is the result of a partnership between The Citizenship Foundation and The Photographers' Gallery in relation to The World in London project (

The overall aim of The World in London echoes that of this publication: to involve people in thinking about London and the UK’s rich diversity of cultures and nationalities through a myriad of approaches to portrait photography.

To order a free copy, email using 'The World in London/Picturing People' as the subject header and with your name, school name, address and telephone number.


About the workshop and resource partner organisations:

The Photographers' Gallery was founded in 1971 and is the UK's foremost venue for presenting and learning through photography. The Gallery organises photography exhibitions and delivers an education programme of talks, workshops and projects that involve its audiences and participants in looking at, discussion, making and using photography as a starting point for learning. The Photographers' Gallery takes advantage of our familiarity with the medium of photography to inspire, inform and challenge our understanding of the world.

The Citizenship Foundation is a charity that was set up in 1989 to inspire people to take part in society as equal members of it. The Foudnation supports individuals to learn how to do this effectively by teaching them citizenship skills. In particular, it helps young people to understand how the law, politics and public life affect them. This is achieved by: promoting civic participation; helping teachers, schools and colleges to deliver citizenship education; and working with young people on issues that concern them.