A Young Person Recommends...

Since 2011, The Photographers’ Gallery has supported young people aged 25 and under to write reviews of current photography exhibitions and books, which are published as part of the A Young Person Recommends… series. Reviews are commissioned monthly to be featured in our Teachers and Educators’ E-Newsletter, and are archived here on our website. Young people are paid to write their review, reimbursed for exhibition entry or towards the price of a book, and given writing tips and editorial advice.

A Young Person Recommends… is part of our Young People’s Programme’s wider commitment to providing spaces for young people to share ideas, opinions and experiences with a general audience and to develop critical thinking skills. This is complemented by our Outset Teen Tours programme, which offers 13-19 year olds the opportunity to research, develop and deliver a twenty-minute public talk on one of our exhibitions.

If you are under 25 and interested in writing a review, please email us at projects@tpg.org.uk

Essay
Tue 29 May 2018
A Young Person Recommends... Another Kind of Life

Noor Shahzad reviews the exhibition Another Kind of Life at The Barbican Centre

Essay
Thu 05 Apr 2018
A Young Person Recommends... A Beautiful Ghetto

Lorna Byrne reviews the photobook A Beautiful Ghetto by Devin Allen

Essay
Tue 06 Mar 2018
A Young Person Recommends... On High: The Adventures of Legendary Mountaineer, Photographer and Scientist Brad Washburn

Karman Siu reviews the photobook On High: The Adventures of Legendary Mountaineer, Photographer, and Scientist Brad Washburn

Essay
Fri 09 Feb 2018
A Young Person Recommends... Instant Stories. Wim Wenders' Polaroids

Celeste Dias reviews the exhibition Instant Stories. Wim Wenders' Polaroids

Essay
Thu 11 Jan 2018
A Young Person Recommends... 4 Saints in 3 Acts – A Snapshot of the American Avant-garde

Alba Imeri reviews the exhibition 4 Saints in 3 Acts – A Snapshot of the American Avant-garde at The Photographers' Gallery

Essay
Thu 07 Dec 2017
A Young Person Recommends... Studio Africa!

Lara Baxter reviews the exhibition Studio Africa! at Tristan Hoare

Essay
Thu 05 Oct 2017
A Young Person Recommends... Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips

Maja Szczepanczyk reviews the book Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips

Essay
Thu 07 Sep 2017
A Young Person Recommends... Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines

Carlotta Midolo reviews the exhibition Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines at The Photographers' Gallery

Essay
Sun 04 Jun 2017
A Young Person Recommends... Sparkling Past

Elena Kehtarnavaz reviews the book Sparking Past: Klaus Speidel & Benjamin Hugard.

Essay
Tue 29 May 2018
A Young Person Recommends... Muchismo

Emmanuel Panayi reviews the book Muchismo by Cristina De Middel.

Wed 01 Aug 2018
A Young Person Recommends... Eternal London

Daniel Hawley reviews the book Eternal London by Giacomo Brunelli

Wed 01 Aug 2018
A Young Person Recommends... Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs

Malakiya Phombeah Savagey reviews the book Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll

Tue 04 Oct 2016
A Young Person Recommends... Delicious

Brooke Tobie reviews the book Delicious by Kristin-Lee Moolman.

Tue 04 Oct 2016
A Young Person Recommends... Real Food

Bea Arkell reviews the book Real Food by Martin Parr.

Tue 04 Oct 2016
A Young Person Recommends... Pages From The Glossies

Lo Harley reviews the book Pages From The Glossies by Helmut Newton 

Tue 04 Oct 2016
A Young Person Recommends... The Home Front

Shahram Saadat reviews the book The Home Front by Kenneth Graves 

Thu 04 Feb 2016
A Young Person Recommends... Saul Leiter: Retrospective

Hollie Lockwood reviews the exhibition Saul Leiter: Retrospective at The Photographers' Gallery