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Young Catholics and Protestants took up their cameras to photograph the good and bad aspects of their neighbourhoods. Their photos tell stories about what they think should be celebrated and the bits they could do without. Get a different picture of Northern Ireland through the eyes of young people.

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Short Strand is a working class Catholic enclave in the predominantly Protestant district of east Belfast. A peaceline separates Catholics from their working class Protestant neighbours. Despite the tensions young people from the Short Strand Parent and Youth Group worked with young people from the Inner East Youth Project to explore their respective communities and produce a photographic essay of where they lived. Take a closer look at these neighbourhoods and listen to what the pictures mean to the young people who took them.

Short Strand photo montage
One of the young people, Ryan, explores why these photos of the Short Strand were snapped.
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Inner East photo montage
Youth worker Raymond Laverty explains the significance of the photos for the young people from Inner East.
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Young adults from the Protestant Shankill in west Belfast and the Catholic Poleglass district of Lisburn used photography to explore the similarities and differences they found in each other's community. Join Vicky and Jenny as they take you on a tour of their neighbourhood.

Poleglass montage
Take a look at Poleglass through the eyes of Vicky.
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Shankill montage
Explore the Shankill with Jenny taking you on a tour of her area.
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Listen to what the young people learned from working with different communities.
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Listen to what young people learned on this project Read transcript

The BT5 project in Short Strand and Inner East was a Wheelworks Initiative for young people. Belfast Exposed worked with the young people from the Shankill and Poleglass as part of a Springboard initiative.

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