How has Covid-19 and Brexit impacted the LGBTQ+ communities?

Tina at the site of the Guy Fawkes night fire near her home © Richard Ansett 2016

Join us for a conversation on the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on the LGBTQ+ communities.

Photojournalism Hub is pleased to host a conversation on the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community face, and the further impact of Brexit and Covid-19 pandemic has had on the community. How can we as individuals and as communities support and address the current challenges? Departing from the photography of Gemma Mancinelli and Tim Boddy, join us in the conversation.

Tim Boddy, is a photographer based in London, and a recent graduate of LCC’s Photojournalism & Documentary Photography MA course. Tim develops personal documentary-based projects outside of his commercial work. His practice generally centres on the LGBTQ+ community, whom he enjoys working alongside to embolden storytelling and to make his work more representative of the community.

Gemma Mancinelli, is a photographer and a visual storyteller based in London. Her dedication to human rights, especially women’s rights, LGBTQ+ and working class, is central in her photographs. Gemma has extensively reported on the movement of protests of the last years, focusing on documenting the people’s stories within.

Fazal Mahmood, Rapid Intervention Worker at St Mungo. Fazal will share his personal experiences, both about the trials, tribulations and the celebrations of the integration of his identity from being a South-Asian Muslim gay man.

Richard Ansett, an award winning photographer known for his provocative images. His images are in permanent collections including the National Portrait Gallery, London and Library and Archives Canada, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Smithsonian Institution. His images have been part of major collaborative exhibitions.


Thanks to White City Place for supporting our events

Cover photo ©Richard Ansett

Injustices & Inequalities: Covid-19 – Edition 10

The current Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities and people who were already marginalised, discriminated, and at the throng of continuous injustices and inequalities. We are bringing together stories, investigations from around the world to highlight and advocate and create the important exposure to leverage and bring about positive changes.
In the 10th edition of the Journal on “Injustice & Inequalities: Covid-19”, we present the work of Kasangati Godelive Kabena.
Kasangati shares a photo documentary tracing the complex relationship during the period of confinement imposed by Covid-19 pandemic guidelines and the practice of faith in Kinshasa in DRC. As the practice of faith is very much part of daily life for the communities in Congo and in Kinshasa, Kasangati explores through photographs the emptiness that confinement has created in the society.

Photo editor: Cinzia D’Ambrosi

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Il était important pour moi de comprendre un peu cette relation complexe pendant la période de confinement entre le covid-19 et la religion en RDC. Pendant la période de confinement, je suis allé en ville, à Kinshasa (République Démocratique, pays où la majorité de la population est chrétienne) pour voir l’état des églises, les rues presque vides, les lieux étrangers et familiers (amis etc. ). Ces lieux n’étaient plus fréquentés car ils ne pouvaient plus accueillir plus de monde. Cette imposition indirecte et directe était fatale surtout pour les églises aussi pour nos relations amicales etc.

It was important for me to understand a little this complex relationship during the period of confinement imposed by covid-19 pandemic guidelines and the practice of religion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) . During the period of confinement, I went to town, to Kinshasa, where the majority of the population is Christian to see the state of the churches, the almost empty streets, the foreign and familiar places (friends etc. ). These places were no longer frequented because they could no longer accommodate more people. This indirect and direct imposition was fatal especially for the churches, but also for our friendly relations etc.


Kasangati Godelive Kabesa
Phone: (+243) 818022128 (+233) 595534983
IG: GodeliveKasangati

Us Connected

‘Us Connected’ is a photobook created by women of west London, participants of the Photojournalism Hub programme called ‘Knowing You’, which provides Photography and Storytelling course to train in photography and visual narrative. The project provides a space for women’s self expression, healing and bonding with each other. The resulting learning, empowerment and bonding with each other contributes in community cohesion . During the ‘Knowing You’ programme, women develop a photo story of each other and these are published in a photobook.

The project has been kindly supported by the National Lottery.

Photojournalism Nights 14th edition

Photojournalism Hub fourteenth edition of the Photojournalism Nights presents an amazing line-up of photographers: Arsène Mpiana Monkwe, Beau Patrick Coulon, Justin Makangara.

©Beau Patrick Coulon

Beau Patrick Coulon, Beau Patrick Coulon, Beau Patrick Coulon, is a New Orleans based photographer and filmmaker whose imagery draws from class struggle and sub-cultural movements. At The Photojournalism Nights, Beau will be talking about his latest book, Revel & Revolt, a straightforward-yet-personal book of photography that documents protests, parades, and the punk scene in New Orleans from 2013 to 2020. It is published by Burn Barrel Press and DNO books.

A thief struck in agony this morning by the population. Put on a tray ready to be sacrificed, the police come to their aid and disperse everyone Kinshasa, DR Congo, June 20, 2020. ©Arsene Mpiana

Arsène Mpiana Monkwe, is a photojournalist and active artist based in Kinshasa. Arsène is also a tutor at the Department of Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa. He has been Nominated for the Joop Swart masterclass (2020) of the World Press Foundation. Ini 2019, he became a freelance writer for Jeune Afrique then joined Agence France-Presse and in 2021, he tried his luck with the New York Times.

©Justin Makangara

Justin Makangara, is an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Kinshasa. His work focuses on underreported developing documentary and storytelling reporting on stories focusing on social justice, politics, music, and daily life. Justin is a member of APJD African Photojournalist Database, VII academy Insider, and Congo in conversation.

The Photojournalism Nights is an event that promotes committed and courageous photojournalism and engages the public to social justice and human rights. To join HERE

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