The Warren Youth Project wanted the people they supported during lockdown to have a keepsake from this time as a reminder of their individual resilience and fortitude when faced with the greatest national crisis since the second world war. Renowned documentary photographer Jason Shipley captured more than 800 images. This exhibition is just a sample from that collection.
This project was supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation & Arts Council England.
The Warren has been supporting the young people of Hull since 1983. During Lockdown, The Warren took the decision to widen its normal age-range and deliver food parcels, care parcels (and activity packs for children) to any family in Hull that needed support - that service ran from March 16th until July 31st. They also provided counselling, employment support, housing advice and countless on-line activities for young people.
About the photographer:
Born into a working-class family on Hessle Road in the 1970s, Jason Shipley’s career has been dedicated to capturing images that give a ‘voice’ to those who can’t always speak for themselves – such as victims of FGM; rights campaigners in Africa; and the homeless.