By Cinzia D’Ambrosi
It was a privilege for the Photojournalism Hub to be invited by Stanhope Plc to host a series of free Photography Workshops for residents of Hammersmith and Fulham borough at White City Place in White City, London.
The workshops were facilitated by photojournalist and founder/director of the Photojournalism Hub, Cinzia D’Ambrosi for the past three consecutive Mondays at different time of the day, including lunchtime, to render them available to a wide range of people.
The aim of the project was to provide an inclusive space in which member of the local community would get together and learn visual skills. Under the theme of getting to know one another, participants worked with a fellow participant to tell something about their lives in the form of a photo story using reporting techniques such as interviewing, writing and taking photographs. The outcome is a series of printed zines which will be made available in/around White City.
The project has highlighted how people of different ages, backgrounds and experiences can be brought together by creative expression. It has provided a platform upon which participants have had the opportunity to develop a photo story following through steps from start to completion. Most participants identified becoming more confident in taking photos, learning visual narrative and enjoying meeting new people as being some of their key experience of the sessions.
The Photojournalism Hub launched in November 2018 in White City and since then has delivered many community focused photography projects in the local area working with youths, women, and the elderly. Photojournalism Hub has used the concept of getting to know a fellow participant to its workshops as a means to combat isolation, prejudice whilst providing a platform for creative expression and for learning reporting, visual narrative and photography.
The workshops at White City Place were kindly supported by Stanhope PLC.