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about the project

Too Young To Vote is a photographic project about the world our children want to live in.

Through a series of portraits and interviews with the young people, my aim is to create a body of work that will highlight the issues our children are passionate about and give them a platform to share their views and experiences.

How to get involved

I’m looking to photograph children aged 5-17 living in London and the home counties. I’m hoping to expand the scope of this project in the future, so even if you live further afield, please still apply either by emailing me on hello@mamzenko.com, or filling in the form below.

You don’t have to be an activist and attend protests to be part of this project. If you have something to say about the world you want to live in, I’d love you to be part of this.

How it will work

Once you get in touch, we’ll set up a date for your photoshoot and I’ll meet you either at your home or another convenient location. Parents will need to consent to the photographs being taken ahead of time, and are welcome to be present for the duration of the photoshoot.

I will hang out with you for about an hour or so, and we will chat and I will then take a series of relaxed portraits of you to go along with some of your words. That’s it!

I’m hoping to photograph enough young people during 2020 and 2021 to produce a photobook.  There is no charge for the photoshoot but I will ask you to sign a release to allow me to use the photographs on social media, in print, and so on.

More about Antonina

I’m Antonina Mamzenko, an award-winning London photographer. I’m also a mother, a bookworm, a geek and a hippy-at-heart who loves to travel and has been known to throw caution to the wind.  I use my camera and my curiosity to find love, joy, beauty and humour in unexpected places.

I’ve been working as a professional photographer since 2009 and have photographed hundreds of families from across the globe. You and your children’s stories are in safe hands with me.

My words and my work has been featured in The British Journal of Photography, Documentary Family Awards, Smithsonian Magazine and Vogue Italia, among other places.  

I’ve been ranked within the Top 10 Family Photographers in the World by the Family Photojournalist Association,  although it’s the positive feedback I receive from my clients which I hold as my highest accolade.