Photography Exhibition 2021

On Friday afternoons at Lathallan School, senior pupils can choose to swap their academic lessons for a variety of different personal development opportunities, known as Personal Development Afternoons (PDA).

One of those on offer is photography, and for the next six days, an exhibition of our students work will be on display at Johnshaven Heritage Hub to celebrate the work of these young amateur photographers.

Photo by Dean Fearn (S3)

“It has been fantastic to see these pupils develop their photography skills over time. Each week pupils have been given a different theme such as reflection, water and face pareidolia. On a number of occasions they’ve been given props to work with such as mirrors or still life objects and they’ve learnt how to create interesting compositions.

We are lucky to have the amazing grounds at Lathallan and also the beautiful village of Johnshaven to inspire us”.

Mrs Park – Lathallan School Art Teacher
Photo by Jero De Guzman (S6)

“I’ve picked photography as a PDA option on and off for my whole school career. As a whole, photography has given me a great opportunity to explore the school grounds and work on my creative side through my photos. I always look forward to the photography exhibition as it gives everyone something to work towards”.

Jero De Guzman – Lathallan Pupil (S6)
Charlotte Marshall (S1)

“I have always been interested in anything to do with art, so when I saw the option for photography I thought I would give it a go. I am really enjoying my time at Lathallan School so far after securing an Art Scholarship this year. So far one of my favourite subjects has been photography and I look forward to taking snapshots around the school grounds and in the local village of Johnshaven on Fridays. I love photography and can’t wait to showcase my work”.

Charlotte Marshall (S1) – Lathallan Pupil

Johnshaven Heritage Hub is run by the local heritage society. Funded by grants from the Scottish Government, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Aberdeenshire European Fisheries Fund, the restored building was opened in 2014.

“The is the sixth year we have hosted the Lathallan School Photography Exhibition. It is an ideal venue for the students to display their creative and photographic skills to the public and a wonderful opportunity to be able to share with our local community too. We know that the pupils are central to the planning, construction and presentation of the show in a ‘true to life experience’ and it is open for the enjoyment of all”.

Donald Marr – Chair of Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Society

The Lathallan School Photography Exhibition Opening Night will take place 7-9pm on the 1st October. You can expect to hear a few words from Mr Toley and music performed by Lathallan pupils on the Opening Night. The exhibition will remain open to the public between noon-4pm, 2nd-6th of October 2021.