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Intergenerational Photography Project


June to October 2017


12-25 and 55+


Various time


Workshop times as listed




Workshops will be held at Southland, Mentone & as advised


Shop 1137, Southland Shopping Centre 1239 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham


2017 Intergenerational Photography Project

Kingston’s Intergenerational Project will focus on story telling through the medium of photography in 2017. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from both young people (12 to 25 years) and older people (55+ years) who are interested to participate in this year’s project. All skill levels and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


The Intergenerational Photography Project will provide the following opportunities:

  • Developing skills in photography
  • Connecting with people of all ages and across generations
  • Sharing stories
  • Opportunities for mentoring
  • Working with professional photographer Frank Amato to gain skills and experience


Workshops will cover both technical and practical aspects of photography, including:

  • Technical aspects of a camera and taking photos
  • Understanding what it takes to make a good photo
  • Opportunity to create a portfolio of images
  • Experience hanging for an exhibition


Workshops will run on the following  dates:

  • Tuesday 27th June 4:30 – 6pm
  • Tuesday 4th July 4:30pm – 6pm
  • Thursday 13th July 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday 25th July 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Tuesday 29th August 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Thursday 21st September 1pm to 5pm


An exhibition, featuring participants’ photos will occur at the Shirley Burke Theatre (Gallery 3) in Parkdale in late September and early October to coincide with Kingston’s Senior Festival.


If you are interested in being part of this project, please complete the Intergen-Photography-Project-EOI-Form-2017 by 18th May. A short interview for all participants who register will occur in early June.


This project is FREE and places are limited.


For further information about this project please contact Lydia Sorensen at Lydia.sorensen@kingston.vic.gov.au or on 1300 369 436.


This is a collaborative initiative between Kingston Youth Services and Community Engagement and is supported by the Victorian Government



Following a three year full time stint in the early 90’s at Photography Studies College, Melbourne I went on to assist a number of Melbourne based Commercial / Advertising photographers for a further four years. Learning from some of the industries most experienced enabled me to gain the confidence and the skill set required to move on with my own professional journey.

From here it was a case of hitting the pavement and securing my own commercial/corporate photographic clients, some of which I’m still servicing today some twenty years later. I also produced and directed several training films.

Today, you’ll find me shooting a range of communication imagery for local and state government departments, private sector business, local services and charity organisations (pro bono).

For more information about Frank and his work please visit: http://frankamato.com.au/


What happened in 2016?

In 2016 Kingston’s Intergenerational Project focused on creating short films based on ‘Transitions’ as a theme to capture stories across generations.

Please watch our documentary from the 2016 project

Intergenerational projects focus on understanding human interaction and the value of treating all generations with mutual respect and dignity. Knowing how generations relate to each other is an essential component of cultural and social understanding. Intergenerational projects provide the opportunity for both older and younger people in the local community to connect through common interests. Kingston has successfully coordinated Intergenerational projects since 2012.



The Intergenerational Project is supported by the Victorian Government