Our mission

Through Our Lens uses photography and creativity as a tool. It engages with and enables people to tell and share their stories, their lived experiences, and their truth in the most creative and compelling way.

Using the power of those shared experiences, our long-term goal is to empower people of all ages and backgrounds, from across the globe, to visually reveal their worlds to us. In sharing their very differing perspectives we hope to give a public platform to those voices and to the visual narratives that emerge.

Through Our Lens was founded and is led by artist photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn, assisted by Emily Ryalls and co-produced with the young people of Bradford who have been working with Carolyn since the beginning of the Covid 19 Pandemic in the Through Our Lens – Self Isolation 12-19 project.

Alice Duckworth