Accessing the industry can be hard, and even harder still if you’re setting out at a disadvantage. This can include coming from an underrepresented group or not having the money or skills to get ahead; which is where Create Jobs London comes in. Since 2011, the platform has been responding to increasing needs to co-design training programmes, job opportunities and develop networks.
One programme in particular is Creativity Works, an intensive training course delivered by industry experts, from companies including Magnum. During the five weeks of its last Visual Storytelling programme, fifteen Londoners aged between 18 and 24 responded to the photographic brief:‘What is your London?’ The resulting images drew from themes such as identity, belonging home and memories. For attendee Marcella Chan, whose work explores East Asian and British culture, this five-week event was extraordinarily beneficial for the next steps in her career.