Canon sponsors exhibition in partnership with The Photography Movement to raise mental health awareness in the UK

The exhibition which opened on the 4th October and runs until 13th December, is a carefully curated programme from The Photography Movement, a not for profit organisation founded to help all humankind express their feelings and emotions through the medium of photography. In partnership with Canon (UK) Ltd it showcases work from leading photographers promoting the benefits of photography to support mental wellbeing, as well as raise awareness and funds for charity partners including Help for Heroes, Maytree, Mental Health UK, OCD-UK, and YoungMinds.

Launching on October 10th to coincide with World Mental Health Day, is an exhibition by  students from The London Academy of Excellence in Tottenham and The Photography Movements youth programme, in partnership with Canon (UK) Ltd. This specific exhibition is a series of images shot on Canon cameras that shine a light on students emotions and explore the theme: “How does it feel to be a teenager in the modern world?” The exhibition will raise awareness and funds for YoungMinds, the UKs leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

“We are delighted to be partnering with The Photography Movement to support this exhibition. Their focus struck a chord with us because photography is such a powerful visual storytelling tool that can be used to tell the stories that need to be told and drive change,” said Matthew Searle, Country Director, Canon UK & Ireland.

“At Canon we’re committed to our corporate philosophy of Kyosei: living and working together for the common good, and we demonstrate this through not only working with organisations like The Photography Movement, but also with our own Wellbeing strategy which puts as much importance on mental wellbeing as we do physical wellbeing in the workplace,” Searle added.

The programme of exhibitions, workshops and talks, are taking place at the Exposure Gallery in London and will be open to the public Monday – Friday 09:30am – 7:00pm, and include exhibits from;

  • David Noton, Canon Ambassador (1st – 14th November) – explore the power of photography as therapy with the renowned landscape photographer with “Waiting for the light”, a collection of images portraying sublime moments of harmony from some of the most beautiful locations across the globe
  • Daniel Regan (15th – 28th November) – presenting “I Want to Live”, an exhibition and accompanying book of interviews and portraits of the suicide respite centre Maytree’s volunteer workforce, alongside images of the transitional space
  • Charlie Clift (29th November – 13th December) – in collaboration with illustrator Kate Forrester, the intimate portraits photographer presents images where the subjects inner thoughts and mental history are boldly painted onto their faces

The images exhibited throughout the exhibition series will be available for purchase with proceeds donated to our charity partners. Please visit  and we thank you for your support and generosity.

To learn more about the exhibits and how you can support Canon’s charity partners visit the Exposure Gallery webpage for more information.