About Me, and my Community – issue 1

‘About Me, and my Community’ is a photography digital visual journal showcasing the work and group activities of older residents of Hammersmith and Fulham, participants of the ‘About Me, and My Community’ photography project run by the Photojournalism Hub.

This first edition showcase photos, poetry and writings reflecting on communities and the environment. We present photographs that highlight the importance of green spaces for our community living and personal introspection. In addition, we also share a beautiful poem by one of our participants dedicated to trees and photographs that highlights moments of collectiveness, visual resonance and reflections.

PHOTOJOURNALISM NIGHTS

21st September 2022 18:00-20:30
The Invention Rooms, Imperial College
Door C, 68 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TA

To Join: HERE (in person) or HERE (online)

Photojournalism Hub presents Encarni Pindado , Jakob Dall and James Hopkirk whose work bring to the attention underreported stories of our times.

Encarni Pindado is an award-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer from Spain. Educated in Spain and London. Her work focuses on social and Human rights issues, particularly on violence, migration, and gender. She publishes in some of the most prestigious media outlets in the English and Spanish-speaking world. Such as The Guardian, BBC, The Sunday Times, Al Jazeera, NPR, Reuters, AP, El País, Univision, EFE, among many others. She also collaborates with international institutions such as the UN, ICRC, Amnesty International, UNHCR, OXFAM among many others.Encarni has a long-term project about Mesoamerican women’s migration, focusing on violence (structural, explicit, and symbolic) as a migratory experience from Central America, in transit through Mexico, to the US. She is currently finishing an MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development at SOAS University. Encarni has won several journalism scholarships and awards including, COVID19 Emergency Found from National Geographic, IWMF “underreported story grant”, Pulitzer (producer team); Peabody Award, Finalist W. Eugene Smith Humanitarian Photography Award with her work “The other side of migration: Central American women”. Her work has been exhibited in different galleries and universities across Mexico, US, and the United Kingdom, and she gives conferences and seminars on migration and photojournalism.

Jakob Dall is a freelance photojournalist with a degree from the Danish School of Journalism. He is based in Copenhagen and works as a photojournalist for several daily newspapers like New York Times, magazines, companies and organizations like Copenhagen University, The Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman’s office and with HRH Crown Prince of the Denmark, he has traveled to Mozambique, Nepal and Bangladesh to document the international work of Red Cross. He has also worked as photo editor and photographer at newspaper Berlingske Tidende and Dagbladet Information in Denmark. Jakob Dall ́s photo stories mainly focus on how individuals are affected by events which often receive little media coverage. Through his photos of people from areas of conflict, disaster and crisis he wishes to show the faces and the realities of life in areas that need attention and help from the international community. In parallel with his frequent assignments for different NGO ́s, Red Cross, Danish Church Aid, CARE, Action Aid …, Jakob is working on a personal long-term project called “Climate Change Documentary”, which illustrates the impact climate change has on living conditions and daily life for people around the world. Jakob Dall has won awards from World Press Photo, Picture of the Year International (POYi), Picture of the year Denmark and an international EISA award for his photo essay about climate change impacts in Ethiopia. He has also received the photographers “Fogtdals Grant” for his specific work with climate change impacts.

James Hopkirk has been working as a writer and photographer for over 20 years. In 2015 he launched the South London Stories project, documenting underreported aspects of life in his community. Working collaboratively with Lambeth residents, often over many months or years, he uses photography, text, film, exhibitions and workshops to explore complex social issues, including immigration, homelessness, food poverty, addiction, mental health and the benefits system. www.southlondonstories.com

Photo Above ©Jakob Dall

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Photojournalism Hub in Conversation with Danny Burrows

On Sunday the 7th of August, Safeena Chaudhry from the Photojournalism Hub was in conversation with multi awarded photographer and journalist Danny Burrows.

Danny was the editor in chief of the pan-European magazine Onboard until 2013, when he left to dedicate himself to his freelance photography and writing work. In 2015, Danny began a long-term project documenting the refugee crisis in Northern France, entitled ‘Indeterminate State’. The project received wide recognition with photographs published in The Guardian, The Express, Huck Magazine, Mpora.com and prints were exhibited at Wells Arts Contemporary Exhibition.

Since August 2018 Danny has been shooting a long-term project entitled TOGETHER (A)PART, which documents the pacifist Anabaptist Christian community of The Bruderhof that practices a unique community of goods and wealth and devotion to god in 23 cloistered communities around the world. TOGETHER (A)PART has been well received both inside and beyond the photographic community, with a long form photo essay published in the Sunday Times Magazine in August 2019; an image was selected for the 2018 YICCA Contemporary Arts Exhibition, in Palermo, where it won a silver medal; A photograph was selected for the KLP International Portrait Prize and exhibited world wide; The project received a Coups de Coeur de L’ANI at the 2019 Visa Pour L’Image and was a finalist at the 2019 Prix Regnier Award in Paris.

Danny is currently seeking support to realise a book of the project TOGETHER (A)PART, which with unprecedented access, he is sharing touching photographs that documents the lives of the Bruderhof communities. Having the book published would offer inspiration for alternative ways of living in our world of perpetual war, hyper-consumerism and mass consumption as well as finding a more valued connection with each other as well as very valued historical testimony of this very reserved religious community.

If you would like to support this extraordinary unique document that describes the realms of ‘another life’ – their rejection of personal property, wealth and technologies, a commitment to god and non-violence – then please share this extraordinary story, and help to make this book a reality HERE

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gblimitededitions/together-apart-a-photo-book-by-danny-burrows?ref=ksr_email_creator_launch

To contact Danny Burrows directly:

https://www.instagram.com/dannyburrowsphoto/

https://www.dannyburrowsphotography.com/

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Workshops and projects

Youth magazines

Exhibition

Workshops for key stages 3, 4 and 5

Our education team offers Photojournalism and Documentary Photography workshops to equip students with photography and visual journalistic narrative skills.
Our programme is designed to give students a space to learn about documentary photography and photojournalism and express who they are and what they care about, further develop reporting skills, writings, photo editing, photo book designing, video and audio reporting. Students will be encouraged to develop their own ideas for personal photography projects, which will provide a portfolio of visual work, key for entering further education in the media and arts industry and/or gaining work opportunities.
Workshops can be delivered in a range of ways to meet the needs of your school and are interactive, practical, drawing on contemporary topics. This will empower students to recognise the value of photography and journalism and enables them to tell stories that matters to them. We are also bringing in professional photojournalists to share their work and experiences.  Our courses are suitable to those interested in making photography, journalism, media, and communication into a career, developing their skills and/or developing a photography portfolio.

Example workshop formats

  • Day long workshop programme with guest speaker: combining whole year group sessions, introduction on photojournalism and documentary photography, practical assignment, guest speaker.
  • Classroom workshop session: smaller, classroom-based sessions for each form/class in a year group over the course of a single day. Introduction on photojournalism and documentary photography, practical assignment, guest speaker
  • Condensed (3 hours) workshop; working with a whole year group, introduction to documentary photography and photojournalism, practical activity.
  • 6 Weeks afterschool workshops: working with a combined whole year group/s, students will build skills and a photography portfolio of work. Over 6 weeks, students will build skills as a photographer, learn about documentary and photojournalism and developing a portfolio of photography work.

    A breakdown of these 6 weeks sessions are below:
  • Introduction to Photography: camera skills and techniques
  • Exploring various narrative methodologies and photography genres
  • Planning a Photography project and Field Assignment
  • Learn to prepare and edit a photo story or series to be published
  • Hands- on field Assignment (day 2)
  • Development of your portfolio and critique, exploring further projects and setting up individual digital galleries of photographs.

Session One
On day one you will be learning Basic Photography Skills. You will be exploring different depth of fields and camera settings through practical exercises. Furthermore, you will be exploring different lighting through portraiture. The goal is to learn how to achieve a good, exposed photo and how to shoot in a variety of environments and exploring different compositions.

Session two
On day two, you will be learning about different visual narratives that can be used in your storytelling through a number of visual photo stories examples. Following that, you will be working on producing sets of images according to different visual narratives. You will be working in groups and individually to also explore feature photography.

Session three
On day three, you will be given a photography brief that will allow you to work on a set of images within a work, field environment. You will receive guidance and support in accessing people, environments for you to work on your brief. Group critique.

Session four
Learn about the essential skills required for editing your work and making it ready to be published. You will learn how to process, edit a photo, enhance your photos, create a gallery of images and/or a photo story to be published online.

Session five
On day five, you will be working on a field assignment and street photography. You will learn how to recognise a decisive moment, how to be comfortable to take photos in the streets. You will learn how to develop a photo story and accordingly learn about which images you will need for your story.

Session six
On the last day of our workshop, we will look at your individual portfolios, and how to continue developing your own photography projects and workflow, including getting your photos on a commercial site ready to sell. Furthermore, you will receive an individual critique of your photographs.

What does it cost?
We are determined that as many young people as possible, from all backgrounds, should get the opportunity to study and work in photography and journalism. Thus, we do our outmost to ensure that our workshops are affordable to all schools and colleges. We are happy to discuss options, so get in touch and we will do all that we can to help.

Email: admin@photojournalismhub.org

Understanding/Preventing Hate & Prejudice Photography Workshop

Photo: Cinzia D’Ambrosi

Understanding and Preventing Hate and Prejudice Photography Workshop course has been designed for communities and individuals who work with those most at risk of being the victims of hate and prejudice crime. It may be of particular value to journalists, photographers, staff and volunteers from faith and community organisations, local authorities and other public bodies.

The course is also designed to support communities and groups affected by long standing conflicts where mutual understanding and resolutions are key to peaceful living.

The course can be delivered as a short course over 2 hours or as a more in-depth practical course over 6 weeks. It covers: 

  • The impact of hate and prejudice crime on victims, witnesses, and communities
  • The importance of reporting
  • Getting to know the Other through photography and writing
  • Photography as a form of Resolution
  • How to report and support victims of prejudice and hate crimes
  • How to prevent hate and prejudice crimes

To learn more contact: admin@photojournalismhub.org

Photojournalism Hub in Conversation with Ada Trillo & Isaac Scott

On Tuesday 2nd August, Cinzia D’Ambrosi and Safeena Chaudhry from Photojournalism Hub were in conversation with Ada Trillo & Isaac Scott about their current exhibition ‘I Look At The World’, which is curated by David Acosta and is being shown at the Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia.

Ada Trillo is a Philadelphia-based photographer. Born and raised in the U.S/ Mexican border region of Juarez and El Paso, her work focuses on sex trafficking, climate and violence-related international migration, and long-standing barriers of race and class. Her projects have been featured in international publications including The Guardian, Vogue, Smithsonian Magazine, and Mother Jones. Trillo’s work is held in the Library of Congress, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other institutional and private collections. Her many awards include a First Place in the Tokyo International Foto Awards (2019), a British Journal of Photography Female In Focus Best Series Award and The Me & Eve Grant from the Center of Photographic Arts in Santa Fe (2020). Trillo’s images have been exhibited in the US, Japan, Luxembourg, Italy, England, France, and Germany. She holds degrees from the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Website: https://adatrillo.com

Isaac Scott is a ceramic artist, curator, and photographer from Madison, Wisconsin, who is currently living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scott is an MFA candidate at Tyler School of Art and Architecture and plans to graduate in Fall of 2021. His ceramic work has been exhibited around the country including at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and at the 2019 National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts in Minneapolis. Scott’s photographs of the 2020 Uprising in Philadelphia were featured in the June 22, 2020 issue of The New Yorker. In August of 2020 Scott completed his first mural alongside collaborators Gerald A. Brown and Roberto Lugo. The Stay Golden mural is located at 33rd and West Diamond St. in Philadelphia. Just as Scott elevates his subjects on the surface of his pottery, his photography pays tribute to the people and places in his environment. His work capturing the 2020 Uprising follows the protesters and organizers in Philadelphia and the movement for Black Lives. He captures the humanity of those involved and the brutality they face in the streets. Scott’s goal is to capture the voices and stories of the movement for Black Lives Matter and amplify them past this moment so they can speak to generations to come. Website: https://studiopotter.org

Exhibition ‘A Look At The World’ runs: July 27th – August 17th
Opening Reception: July 28th, 4-7pm at Da Vinci Art Alliance (704 Catharine St)

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Stories, Reporting Mag and Photography Course

©Cinzia D’Ambrosi

Learn to work as a photographer, produce a portfolio and have your work published.

A photography course, visual narrative and portfolio development programme free for youth who have an interest in telling stories through photographs and developing skills and a media portfolio through practical photography assignments, publishing own work, receiving mentorships which will support further education and/or career development in the media and arts industry.

This 6 months programme will include learning photography and developing photo stories through assignments and personal projects including leading to the creation of a strong portfolio of work, key for pursuing a career in media and/or entry to further education. Furthermore, participants will also receive 1:1 mentorship and portfolio reviews, as well as hands-on learning by industry professionals and exciting gallery and photography based visits.

During the programme, you will produce photo magazines Youth Reporting Mag to be published online and distributed in print form, and at the end of the programme your work will be showcased at a public Photography Exhibition.

Photography course starting on the 17th September 2022 at the Bishop Creighton House.

What you will gain

Our photography and storytelling programme is designed to give participants a space to learn about documentary photography and photojournalism and express who you are and what you care about, further develop reporting skills, writings, photo editing, photo book designing, video and audio reporting.

The programme is a great opportunity to gain practical experience of following an assignment and/or develop your own photography project, receive peer support and develop connections with like minded people.

Furthermore, you will gain a portfolio of visual work which is a key for entering further education in the media and arts industry and/or for gaining work opportunities.

Our programme allows participants to express their views, gain confidence and form meaningful relationships with fellow participants as well as be equipped with empowering tools to enter the media industry.

Who can apply

This is suitable for youths up to 32 years old, living in Hammersmith and Fulham with an interest in photography, and the creative arts. No previous experience is required. This programme is completely free and funded by Hammersmith and Fulham and the National Lottery.

How to apply

You can apply by registering on this Link and we will be in touch with you to discuss the programme. If you would like to learn more about the programme, you are welcome to email us : admin@photojournalismhub.org

The project is kindly supported by the National Lottery, Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Sobus and NHS Trust West London.

PHOTOJOURNALISM NIGHTS

13th July 2022 18:00-20:30
The Invention Rooms, Imperial College
Door C, 68 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TA

To join us HERE

Photojournalism Hub presents three great photographers whose work is rooted by history, anthropological research and ethics. A search that has led to powerful, rich and evocative photography.

Stuart Freedman was born in London and has been a photographer since 1991. His work has been published in, amongst others, Life, Geo, Time, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine and Paris Match covering stories from Albania to Afghanistan and from former Yugoslavia to Haiti. The author of three books he is a member of Panos Pictures. https://www.stuartfreedman.com/

Inès Elsa Dalal is a documentary photographer concerned with the ethics of portraiture. She is committed to confronting systemic injustice, such as racism and xenophobia. Born in Nottingham to a Swiss, Italian mother & German, Parsi (Iranian-Indian) father, Dalal’s own mixed heritage informs the tenderness with which she approaches portrait sitters; as well as the communities she co-creates with. Dalal initiates long-form documentary portraiture projects and responds to commissions, while tutoring nationally and lecturing internationally. http://www.ineselsa.com/

Valeria Luongo (Rome, 1989) is a London based documentary photographer and visual anthropologist. She studied anthropology in Rome and in Manchester and led academic research in Mexico for several years. Her photographic approach is characterised by working on long term projects and to fully engage with the subject of her stories. Her work usually focuses on communities, spirituality and gender issues and has been featured in The Guardian, BBC and National Geographic UK, among others. https://www.valerialuongo.com/

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Photojournalism Hub in Conversation with Finbarr O’Reilly

Finbarr O’Reilly is a multi award winning photojournalist and the 11th Laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award. He has covered conflicts and combat situations in Congo, Chad, Sudan, Afghanistan, Libya and Gaza. His awards include the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize exhibition photographer and the World Press Photo of The Year in 2020.

‘Congo, A Sublime Struggle’ is evocatively titled after a quote from Patrice Lumumba’s Independence Speech. It is a sequel of ‘Congo in Conversation’ by Congolese photographers and journalists, and produced by the Carmignac Photojournalism Award team and Finbarr.

The monograph explores the Eastern DRC and how it connects with the environmental and climate crisis, the country’s colonial history, and on-going extractive practices. in collaboration with the International Criminal Court.

Iga Barriere, Ituri, DRC, May 17, 2021. Miners at a gold mine in Iga Barriere in Congo’s Ituri province
© Finbarr O’Reilly for Fondation Carmignac

This monograph is a striking and meaningful endeavour that documents and presents the many facets that are part of Congo today, including struggles and efforts in bringing the country as a whole. It includes work on the reparation programme with victims of violence in collaboration with the International Criminal Court.

On Friday 1st July, Finbarr O’Reilly joined Cinzia D’Ambrosi and Safeena Chaudhry in a conversation about The Congo, Photography, reparation and trauma.

During the interview, Finbarr answers questions on his latest work and monograph ‘Congo, A Sublime Struggle’, which contains powerful photographs and writings on Congo of the last two years.

MONOGRAPH – FINBARR O’REILLY
CONGO, A SUBLIME STRUGGLE

Carmignac Photojournalism Award – 11th Edition
Democratic Republic of Congo

Co-published by: Reliefs / Fondation Carmignac
Release date: June 17, 2022
Bilingual: French/English
Size: 24 × 28 cm, 128 pages
Texts : Finbarr O’Reilly, Comfort Ero and Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua
Photographs : Finbarr O’Reilly
Price: 35 euros, 45 USD, 58 CAD, 35 GBP
Distributed by: Harmonia Mundi

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