Young photographers snap to it

YOUNG people in Northumberland have snapped to it to show their pride in the county.

The youngsters have photographed some of the most picturesque parts of the county as part of a Tech-Max project, which aims to improve access to culture.

The group worked with professional photographers and participation workers Anya Proud and Robin Craig to learn how to use digital SLR cameras and then picked their own images to capture.

Now the results will be shown in an exhibition at County Hall, before the display sets off on the road to tour libraries and tourist information centres.

Ms Proud, who works for Northumberland County Council’s children’s services, said: “The young people picked up the key points of using the SLR cameras very quickly and showed real enthusiasm. They all produced some amazing images, even those who had never taken a photograph before.”

Council Executive Member for Children and Young People Lesley Rickerby added: “The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to show the good work which our looked-after young people have undertaken. These young people have started from scratch to learn an art and then produced excellent work. Their work is first class and they are to be applauded for what they have achieved.”

The exhibition is at County Hall, Morpeth, for one week starting on Monday, and will be at Morpeth Library from Monday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 22.