Mothers at the Ethereld Children Centre © Fotosynthesis, Exploring Surroundings, 2010

Our educational projects aim at making photography an accessible art form, developing both photographic and transferable life-skills and delivering programmes that aim to produce sustainable and lasting change. We provide a platform for self-expression and offer training in analogue, digital and alternative photography, storytelling and theme- based workshops.

We also offer nationally accredited qualifications, including Arts Awards, for young people aged 11-25 and SEPE Award (a BTEC qualification in Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness). The courses are designed to help raise aspirations and self-esteem, and assist people who find accessing traditional routes into education and employment challenging.


© St Luke's Primary School / Fotosynthesis , Literacy & Maths Through Photography , 2014

Fotosynthesis undertakes photographic commissions, ongoing projects include colloborative visual research with Latin Elephant supporting how Latin American retailers engage, and are represented in the structural regeneration in Elephant and Castle, London.

The Children's Society and Jesuit Refugee Service UK (JRS UK):

- Campaign photos
- Staff and beneficiaries portraits
- Publications for advocacy, communications and marketing

We deliver our community projects through funding schemes but also by partnering with various organisations who share our common aims such as Refugee Youth, Jesuit Refugee Service UK (JRS UK), Goldsmiths, University of London, Brixton Learning Collaborative, Ethelred Children Centre, Refuge In Films.

See photographs of our projects here.

© Eden Do Bower / Fotosynthesis , Step Into Photography, 2013