Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte James, Ffasiwn Magazine
Since 2015 Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte James have collaborated on a social and artistic project with the participation of youth clubs in the South Wales Valleys, UK. It aims to introduce young people living in the areas of social deprivation to the creative industries as well as exploring new representations of communities within a post-industrial context.
The photographs and spreads from the notebooks in this book were produced during a summer school initiated by Schneidermann and James in August 2018. The school was across two former mining towns in Wales - Merthyr Tydfil and Brynmawr. Over the course of four weeks, the participants (aged 9-13) gained an insight into the creative process that underpins a fashion photo shoot. They learned industry skills such as sourcing and customising clothes, mood boarding, make-up, set design and photography. The clothing you see in the magazine was put together by the young people and the images were photographed by Schneidermann, with James overseeing the project as creative director.
Co-published by Martin Parr Foundation and Bleak & Fabulous on the occasion of It's Called Ffasiwn, an exhibition at the Martin Parr Foundation, 2019, 26 x 20 cm, 36 pages, 26 colour photographs, designed by Claire Huss, magazine plus paper zine.
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