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A Portrait Of Care (@aportraitofcare) • Instagram photos and videos

Rosie Canning

A Portrait of Care is a project organised by Rosie Canning and University of Southampton, Widening Participation department. It was an online exhibition via Instagram using self-portraiture as a way to combat the negative stereotypes people have about children in care. The project ran during NCLW20. Due to the negative connotations associated with being ‘looked-after’, almost every care experienced person comes into contact with discrimination at one point in their lives because of their background. By using portraits, we hoped to de-stigmatise the experience of care i.e. you cannot tell from a photograph a person’s care experience – as a way to improve perceptions and general public awareness.