Exposure is a multi-award winning charitable youth media enterprise based in north London. Established in 1996 and an acknowledged leader in the field, Exposure remains true to its core principles of enabling young people to thrive in the media – for the good of others, as well as themselves.
Best known for its flagship youth magazine, Exposure has, over the years, diversified into other areas of design and print, advertising, photography, branding, video, web based and social media.
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In the spirit of Alexandra Palace, birthplace of broadcast television, Exposure’s vision is to be a new generation communications beacon – from north London to the world.
Our ability to nurture new talent on a range of compelling media products has secured Exposure a series of prestigious national awards.
Community contribution – Parliamentary ‘Kids Count Inspiration Award’ as nominated by local MP Lynne Featherstone
Design and print – twice winners of best national youth publication 2007 and 2010 (Positive Images Award, Young People Now Magazine)
Web design – a ‘Purple Award’ for best youth representation website
Promotion – ‘National Communicating Youth Justice Award’ for best promotion, designing an educational board game
Video – no 1 music video on Channel U (now Channel AKA), winners of best short film at the We the Peoples Film Festival, four times winners of best youth video at Wood Green International Film Festival
Service – twice winners of customer nominated national ‘Wow’ award for outstanding services
Quality – ‘London Youth Quality Mark’ quality assurance award accredited by City & Guilds; highest ever quality award from ‘Youth Mark’
Volunteering – ‘Nationwide Award’ for voluntary endeavour
Positive difference – ‘Philip Lawrence Award’ for outstanding youth achievement
Young heroes – short-listed for a ‘Spirit of London Award’ two years running
Andreas Koumi – Manager and Secretary
“I make sure our young people, staff, funders and clients are happy.”
Flo Codjoe – Development Officer
“I co-ordinate all our work experience placements and oversee young people completing Exposure’s youth media award. I also do film work.”
Max Sycamore – Video Coordinator
“I help young people to make films, teaching them camera, editing and visual effects. I also work on Exposure’s website.”
Luke Pantelidou – Graphic Designer
“I make sure Exposure magazine and all our other media products look great. I work with young people on design, photography and layout.”
Gary Flavell – Exposure Editor
“I work with the young people to produce Exposure magazine, developing their writing skills. I also help them complete Exposure’s youth media award.”
Stephen Gardiner – Business Development Specialist
“I’m involved in advertising sales and pursuing income generation opportunities.”
Victoria May – Media Trainer
“I work on specific youth media projects.”
Fran O’Connell – Media Trainer
“So do I.”
Andy Williams – Comics Tutor
“I help young people interested in developing their comic and cartoon skills.”
Exposure’s staff team are all media professionals, in copywriting, publishing, journalism, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, web based media and performing arts. Industry experience is combined with a passion for channelling young people’s creative energy.
At board level Exposure has a wealth of expertise in publishing, banking, finance, law, local government, publishing, sexual and mental health.
Exposure works closely with local secondary schools, colleges, youth services, young people’s charities, employment and youth volunteering agencies, adolescent mental health services, young carers projects, social care and leaving care teams who refer young people to Exposure for volunteering and work experience placements. The local newspaper Ham & High regularly publish articles produced by Exposure while the Odeon cinema in Muswell Hill has hosted screenings of Exposure’s latest videos.