Hide and Seek

The ‘Hide and Seek: looking for children’s photography in family spaces’ project seeks to collect and analyse case histories of children’s photography, now and in the past. The pilot stage of this project aims to to find and collate 10 heterogeneous case histories of child photography-children’s photographs in order to better understand children’s past photographic practices in everyday life.

Child Photo Archive

The European Research Council funded Children’s Photography Archive (CPA beta) (ERC-PoC-874454) (2020-2021) is the first archive in the world of its kind, featuring the photographs of child photographers. The project tests the scaling up of the CPA for the creation of evidence-based and openly accessible methodologies and learning resources for a child-authored, multimodal citizenship curriculum in primary schools. The project will also create and make sustainable the first-ever Children’s Photography Archive 2.0 (CPA 2.0) that can receive photographic submissions from children photographers, and projects working with children and photography.

Connectors Study

The European Research Council funded Connectors Study (ERC-StG-335514) (2014-2019) started at the University Sussex (2014-2017) and continued at Goldsmiths, University of London (2018-2019). The study explored the relationship between childhood and public life in three cities: Athens, Greece; Hyderabad, India; London, United Kingdom. The purpose of the study was to create rich ethnographic and multimodal material on children’s everyday lives, in diverse settings and during a historical period of rapid socio-economic change, in order to re-theorise children’s participation and the emergence of an orientation towards social action in childhood.