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School Selfie officially launched

Over the past three months ACP has been working alongside SBS to build a free educational resource that allows Australian schools and students to share their stories through photography. And now the wait is over!

Acclaimed documentary photographer Marco Bok travelled to Bourke High School, Murray High School, Longreach State High School and Hunter River High School, to document the activities and environment of these four distinct schools, while photographic artist and ACP tutor Benjamin Stone-Herbert delivered a series of mobile phone photography workshops to students, drawing on their individual experiences of school, to explore the narrative qualities of photography.

Celebrating the launch of SBS’s new online platform, SBS Learn, and the diversity of school communities across Australia, the School Selfie project culminated in an exhibition of works created by Marco Bok at each location, alongside selected student works created during ACP’s workshops. Officially opened on Wednesday 18 November, School Selfie will be displayed until 6 December 2015. 

ACP's educational resource is now available to teachers and students to download via SBS Learn. The School Selfie resource gives all schools the opportunity to stage their own School Selfie workshops, enabling students to engage with photography through today’s most accessible camera, the mobile phone.

Join in the fun! Head to SBS Learn to download the School Selfie resource and get creative, or head to ACP to check out the show and pose for a selfie with our exhibition. Be sure to use the hashtag #sbsschoolselfie

The School Selfie project is presented by ACP & SBS, two organisations dedicated to sharing stories and promoting creativity.

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All image courtesy and © Maclay Heriot, 2015.