Faces of the Century provided the inspiration for a series of twenty workshops for students of art and photography studying for GCSEs, 'A' Levels and GNVQs.
The brief was to make studio portraits that reflected the events, fashions and the photographic styles of each decade of the twentieth century. The portraits shown here are a small sample of pictures made throughout November 1999 and are wholly the work of the visiting students.
Before coming to the gallery they were asked to research images of their given era. Once here they were divided into teams taking on the various roles of sitter, photographer, assistant, stylist, and art director. The pictures were made using 5x4 plate cameras and studio flash in the Clore Education studio. Polaroid Type 54 black and white film was used.
The workshops were run by Roger Hargreaves and Trish Brennan.