PHOTOTRIGGERS Available for use in all Prisons

in England and Wales


For Immediate Release 25 June 2019

‘A wonderful way of learning about the past’ - Dominic Sandbrook, Historian.


‘Utterly remarkable’ - Chris Smith, former Minister for Culture, Media and Sport.  



the new interactive e-learning tool,

is now available on Virtual Campus

in all prisons in England and Wales.



PhotoTriggers is a new interactive e-learning tool for primary and secondary schools, colleges of further education and prisons.


•PhotoTriggers uses black and white photos taken over fifty years ago to stimulate learning and exploration of social history and ways of living then and now.  


•The PhotoTriggers course of 7 units

comes with full accreditation from Aim Awards

and qualifies the prison learning institution for draw-down funding

from the UK Skills Funding Agency (SFA).  


•To trial PhotoTriggers Unit 1: Living Conditions please click on:   


•For Media Enquiries Please Contact:


Jonathan Mantle (founder and owner)  [email protected]  07833 128174


Tony Othen (founder and owner) 

[email protected]  07956 456647  


Simon Hilton

[email protected]   07711 228069




Jonathan Mantle is a writer, journalist and film maker whose work is published in sixteen languages and thirty countries.  He has been involved with education since working as an adult literacy teacher in London in the late 1970s.  He mentors young creatives and creates and leads cross-cultural learning programmes for students and professionals from China and South-East Asia at Cambridge University.  


Tony Othen has been a professional photographer for over fifty years, specialising in educational and charitable clients. He is active in community initiatives in Greenwich where he has lived for many years. Now termed Social Action photography, his work is recognised as pioneering in this field and has been exhibited in London, Cardiff and mainland Europe.    






c Tony Othen