The camera is a means of communication. It is their voice.
At Blackfriars Settlement I worked with the Crusoe Club for the elderly visually impaired, a group from the Work Centre and the Youth Group at the Living Space at Waterloo.
We created an informal studio for each group with drapes, lights, props and cameras where they could explore being both in front of and behind the camera, creating the kind of portraits that were how they wanted to be seen. We used a medium format camera and black and white film, this was important as everyone thought that this made the images different from those that the disposable cameras that I gave them to take away and take photographs in their own environment, these were shown as group collages.