Looking for a career in Journalism?

Then join the West London Zine project and gain first hand experience of reporting local news stories.

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The Photojournalism Hub is pleased to offer the opportunity to youths (16+) living in White City and Wormholt to participate in a project that provides first hand experience on photography and reporting to produce a West London Zine focusing on local news.
West London Zine project is part of the Photojournalism Hub’s ambitious programme that provides practical opportunities and media work experience for youths (16+) in west London.
The sessions are Free, but registration essential. Please follow this link: here

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KNOWING YOU IS NOMINATED RECOGNISED PROJECT !

The Photojournalism Hub Knowing You project has received a Recognised award from the London Faith & Belief Community
and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith!

I would like to express my thanks to everyone for their Nomination, the wonderful participants, the charity Near Neighbours, the London Faith & Belief and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith. It is an honour that the Photojournalism Hub’s Knowing You project will be receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the Faith and Belief Forum and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith on the 30th November at The Royal Society of Medicine.

Knowing You photobook cover with an image of the participants meeting over Zoom during lockdow

Knowing You project carried on during the lockdown

A compelling article ‘Supporting communities throughout the lockdown’ by Near Neighbours on the work that the charity supported throughout the ongoing Covid-19 emergency and how the various groups and organisations have found ways of being relationally close to communities and individuals even when they were physically distant.

The article recounts heart-rending examples here of projects supported by the charity that carried on supporting their communities during lockdown overcoming communication, technical and logistical challenges. I am very humbled that the project ‘Knowing You’ is among the project described in the article.
To read about it:  https://www.near-neighbours.org.uk/response-covid

PHOTO ARCHIVE NEWS IS A MEDIA PARTNER OF THE PHOTOJOURNALISM NIGHTS!

Delighted to welcome Photo Archive News as a media partner to the second edition of Photojournalism Nights event on the 27th November at the Elephant West gallery in White City, 18:00-23:00.

As a media partner, Photo Archive News will be promoting the event and will be selecting and publishing a photo essay from the Photojournalism Nights.


Photo: ©Claudia Leisinger

An evening dedicated to photojournalism showcasing meaningful discussions and connections with an impressive line-up of four photojournalists who will present work that portrays issues relating to Belonging, Brexit, European Identity and Marginalisation. We are pleased to present:

• Quetzal Maucci Children of Immigrants

• Claudia Leisinger Europe Revisited

• Sukhy Hullait 100 Days of Brexit

• Pete Boyd It is not about Football

The evening will have photographers presentations, keynotes, and networking till late at the bar and lounge of Elephant West.

About Photo Archive News:
Since 2001, Photo Archive News  reports stock and editorial photo industry news daily. Read by picture editors, art directors, picture researchers, photographers, photo agencies owners and staff and the stock photography industry worldwide, the site includes regular News, Jobs, Listings and Interviews with leading picture library personalities, picture researchers, picture editors and photographers.

Join the event

FREE PHOTOJOURNALISM CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

If you are aged between 14 and 25, living in Hammersmith and Fulham, come to our free workshops and the opportunity to learn Photojournalism. If you have a passion for telling a story with images, for photography and wish to learn how to cover news, advocate for social change, telling the story of people and communities, these sessions will be perfect for you.   Some of the topics covered: Spaces are limited.

Register

The Workshops are kindly supported by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.   

BLACK LIVES MATTER – LONDON 2020

Text and Photography by Bradley Stearn

©Bradley Stearn
©Bradley Stearn

During the summer of 2020, I decided to commit to a photo project documenting the Black Lives Matter demonstrations around London.
The tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota on the 25th May triggered the first demonstration in London on the 31st May 2020. I wanted to use this opportunity to hopefully capture a positive change in our country.
I believe that mainstream media are effective at dividing the nation, writing articles that are designed to cause anger, at times it is difficult to find honesty in the writing. I wanted to discover firsthand what the BLM movement was about.

6th June 2020 ©Bradley Stearn

Experiencing the protests, it is clear that there’s a lot of anger and frustration towards racism in the country, and it was insightful to be able to listen to so many passionate speakers sharing their experiences. As a white photographer covering these protests, I quite often had the feeling that maybe I didn’t belong, wondering who I really was to be covering the demonstrations. I now believe that attending the protests has opened my eyes to a lot of things, mainly the fact that just being not racist doesn’t help solve much at all.

A more proactive approach is needed to help create change in the country when it comes to racism. 
Being more inclusive towards other cultures within a work place is one of the many things to think about. I work as camera crew in the film industry, an industry that is notorious for being dominated by white males. I have however seen a lot of positive change towards the diversion of cultures and gender when it comes to crewing up for productions. One organisation that has been set up is The Hue List, a film and TV crewing service for hiring BAME workers in the UK and EU. A wonderful initiative for helping to create a more diverse group of workers in the UK film and tv industries. 

20th June 2020 ©Bradley Stearn


In the process of wanting to be as objective as possible with my project, I also photographed an opposing protest on the 13th June. Far Right and English Defense League supporters turned up in Westminster to counter protest the BLM demonstrations. It didn’t take long to realise that these protesters where basically using this opportunity to have a ‘piss up’ in the park, with little to no agenda to their protesting. Witnessing EDL supporters harassing members of the public, along with aggression towards police and the press, were all things that created a feeling of disgust within me. A placard from a BLM demonstration on Speakers Corner sticks in my mind, ”Racism is not Patriotism”. 

6th June 2020 ©Bradley Stearn
©Bradley Stearn

I think one of the more eventful days was the 6th June. BLM protesters peacefully marched down Whitehall to the gates of Downing Street. In a dramatic turn of weather, a thunder storm opened up and torrential rain poured down on London in an almost disorientating fashion. This created chaos on the street, riling up protesters as a select group of people began throwing projectiles and smoke grenades towards Metropolitan police and Downing Street. In a turn of events this led to mounted police officers attempting to control the crowds of protesters.

20th June 2020 ©Bradley Stearn

A young protester then pushed his bike into one of the horses, causing the horse to spook and for a police officer to sustain serious injuries. These events all got majorly criticized, with opinions stating that the Met police acted too heavily in this scenario. It was a combination of people turning up to purposefully cause trouble and the police making some bad decisions controlling that. Leading to the BLM movement as a whole receiving backlash from the media for the events that happened that day. 

6th June 2020 ©Bradley Stearn
20th June 2020 ©Bradley Stearn

Bradley Stearn
@BradleyStearnPhoto
Bradleystearn@outlook.com​
+44 (0) 7557383595

All photographs ©Bradley Stearn

Photojournalism Nights 11th Edition

24th March 2021, 6:30pm ONLINE

Photojournalist Hub eleventh edition of the Photojournalism Nights presents an amazing line-up of photographers: Barbara TraverBrian OngoroHannah Kozak.

A Ugandan security officer asks for social distancing as truck drivers wait in line to go through the Uganda’s immigration office in Malaba, a border town with Kenya, in Uganda, on April 29, 2020.©Brian Ongoro
©Hannah Kozak
©Barbara Traver

Barbara Traver, is a photographer based in Spain. She studied at the Espai d’art fotogràfic school (Valencia, Spain) and completed a master’s degree in production and photographic projects at the same centre together with the University of Valencia. That same year, Barbara won a scholarship to study in Madrid (Spain) at the EFTI school, where she took a course in contemporary photography and another in photojournalism and documentary photography. She has self-published two photo-books, exhibited in various national and international venues, and given several lectures where she delves into visual education and bringing photography to all audiences. Barbara is also the founder of @iphotograp.her , a collective of women photographers around the world.

Brian Ongoro, is a photojournalist based in Kisumu, Kenya majoring on documentary, editorial and commercial photography. He has carried out assignments for media houses, news agencies and non-governmental organisations. Brian’s work is known for covering East Africa and has been published nationally and internationally, including BBC, Al Jazeera, Guardian, CNN, Bloomberg, Le Monde. Brian is a contributor of AFP photo.

Hannah Kozak, is a photographer based in Los Angeles, California, who was born to a Polish father and a Guatemalan mother. At the age of ten, she was given a Kodak Brownie camera by her father, Sol, a survivor of eight Nazi forced labour camps and began instinctively capturing images that felt honest and real. While working in a camera store at the age of twenty, Hannah’s life changed when she met a successful stunt woman who became her mentor and helped her start a career in stunts. For over twenty-five years, Hannah followed a career in the film industry capturing images of far away lands, however after decades of standing in for someone else, Hannah has turned the camera on herself documenting subjects that touches her emotionally, including her painful and deeply touching relationship with her mother, powerfully captured in ‘He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard’ photo book and photo story.

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