An educational experience 


Barca Obscura (The Dark Barge)

We were delighted to be run a special school-based pilot workshop in analogue photography, for the Gainsborough Primary School in Hackney.

The project aims to enable young people to develop technical skills & creativity through exploring the natural and built environment of the canal. 

Pupils will experience the Camera Obscura’ as a means to develop their understanding of the origin of photography. They will build on this knowledge to create their own ‘Pinhole’ camera made from upcycled materials and develop prints in the darkroom aboard Barge Fiodra. 

The pupils will be encouraged to explore their personal  relationship to the waterway, its special nature and meaning for them. 

Everyone will take home their own hand-made photo to share with fellow pupils, teachers and those at home.

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