New Focus Forgetmenot

In light of the government advice for people to avoid non-essential contact, we will be hosting an online launch for Forget-me-not on Friday 20 March.

New Focus, Impressions Gallery’s young people’s collective, have developed an exciting digital project in collaboration with Bradford College. Forget-me-not is inspired by Impressions Gallery’s exhibition Nalini by Arpita Shah and shares intergenerational stories, with young people exploring how the lives of their parents and grandparents have shaped who they are today.

Working with photography students from Bradford College, New Focus have received mentoring to create studio portraits, as well as photographing heirloom objects central to their family histories. Featuring a wedding sari, a Yorkshire flat cap and a passport belonging to a Russian war veteran, the collected objects tell cross-cultural stories, shedding light on the diverse histories of young people in Bradford today.

Follow Impressions Gallery on Twitter @ImpGalleryPhoto for live updates as the film is released on Friday 20 March at 4.30pm. New Focus members will be taking part in a live Q&A about the project on Twitter from 4.45pm to 5.15pm. To get involved and ask your questions, follow @ImpNewFocus on Twitter.


New Focus

  • New Focus

    New Focus is Impressions Gallery’s award-winning collective for young people who live, work or study in Bradford. New Focus gives 16 to 25-year olds the opportunity to get involved, make decisions on specific projects, and develop key skills for their future careers. Formed in 2012, New Focus works closely with Impressions and Bradford’s diverse communities to develop creative projects that inspire and engage other young people.