Open Theme

Our ‘open theme’ collection is made up of submissions we receive from children and young people on a rolling basis. As the title suggests, the theme is open and children and young people are invited to submit their image-making experiments through this theme.

The photographs in this archive are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. If you would like to use the deposited photographs in academic (research and teaching) and other not-for-profit work you are welcome to. We ask only that you acknowledge the archive and provide a link to it.

You can acknowledge the archive and the ‘open theme’ collection in any writing, presentations or other dissemination or teaching activity with the following sentence: ‘The photographs analysed/presented [delete/replace as appropriate] were sourced from the Children’s Photography Archive ‘s Open Theme Collection’.

It would be great if you could let us know where/when you have used this collection in your research. We also welcome reflective blog posts about using this or any other collection.

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