Knowing You-2 is an encompassing Photography and Storytelling project for women of different backgrounds and faiths. During the project, women will learn how to develop and create a photo story, learn how to approach personal stories and visually translating emotions into images, how to develop photo stories from home.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:
Learn how to research and develop ideas for a photo story
Learn approaches and methods in producing a photo-story
Learn how to develop their photo story
Learn how to visually translate personal stories, emotions and events into photographs
Learn how to work and develop photo-stories from home
Learn how to edit a photo story
The project will run on Zoom and is open to all women in White City, London.
The project is kindly supported by the National Lottery
‘Knowing You’ is a photobook documenting the lives of the women who participated in a photography project called ‘Knowing You’ run by the Photojournalism Hub. Women of different faiths and backgrounds formed bonding and friendship through working on a photo story of each other.
The project aims to dispel prejudice and break down barriers of ethnic, religious and racial discrimination working on the idea that encouraging yourself to get to know someone that you otherwise wouldn’t, results in improved community cohesion and bonding. The photobook is a testimony to the power of these human connections.
Knowing You is a photography project working with women of different faiths and backgrounds living in White City to inspire bonding and community cohesion.
‘Knowing You’ is a community project that aims to erase barriers and foster community cohesion and understanding using photography and storytelling to tell a participant’s story. The first ‘Knowing You’ project took place with women of White City and it allowed a safe space for women of different faiths to meet, get to know each other and produce a body of work that encourages bonding, togetherness and inspires community cohesion. The project has culminated with the production of a series of photo books which will be donated at an Opening Event.
The Knowing You project is among the 40 selected projects ‘deemed exceptional’ by this year’ judges and the Faith & Belief Forum that have provided support, respite and are working to make London a city that is inclusive to everyone and continuing to do so despite the challenges posed by the current pandemic.
Youths on W12 – Photojournalism Hub Photography Exhibition
Very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Huddle to present ‘Youths on W12′ a Photography Exhibition by young people living in Hammersmith and Fulham. ‘Youths on W12′, is an exhibition of photographs taken by local young people that have recently attended a ‘Photojournalism Course for young people’ supported by Hammersmith & Fulham Council. Participants have reflected upon the fast growing changes in the local environment and have responded to how they see and feel regeneration.
Please note, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the exhibition is sadly being postponed. The exhibition will be held at Huddle on Thursday 2nd April from 4pm – 6pm. This event is open to the general public, to confirm your attendance please click here.
YOUTHS ON W12
Many areas in London have undergone dramatic and rapid transformations and one of these is White City in West London. Some of the changes have brought benefits but equally some have caused undesired and traumatic personal and community experiences such as displacement, disconnection, isolation. Participants to the Photojournalism Hub twelve weeks free ‘Photojournalism Course for young people’ reflected upon these changes through the medium of photography and have responded to how they see and feel regeneration in their local environment through photographs presented in the ‘Youths on W12’ exhibition. The project was run by the Photojournalism Hub, a not for profit platform that advocates for social justice and human rights through photojournalism as well as by training in storytelling and visual narrative to foster cohesion and to empower disadvantaged, marginalised individuals and communities to tell their stories and create positive changes. ‘Youths on W12’ is kindly supported by London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Community Talks is an ambitious project which promotes independent journalism and expose issues and topics from communities and individuals around the world whose voice is often neglected, uncovered, unreported. Often, photo stories and news that reach mainstream media do not reflect a thorough research, many voices are left behind that would provide a better and fairer understanding of an issue. The Photojournalism Hub plan is to provide an outlet for those voices and to share news and in-depth photo and journalistic essay that will counteract mainstream media from local and global communities.
Conversations with the Somali Communities
The Photojournalism Hub and Lido Foundation invited local Somali communities living in/around White City, Shepherds Bush to an open conversation. Many joined us in very constructive conversations that focused on the areas in need of support for an improved well-being of the community. men and women and young people talking openly about their lives and the challenges that they encounter.
Conversations with women in White City
On the 10th January, we hosted our first Open Forums in White City in collaboration with the charity Women Make Change, a local charity that supports women, survivors of domestic abuse. We sat in circle and we each contributed with our experiences of living in the area as women, mothers, sisters and what are expectations were around support from local governance and policing. The conversation led towards areas that have not been researched, investigated and analysed in depth as such exclusions within schools and what it seems to be a highly disproportionate number to come from black and poor background. This was one of the areas that women have asked for support .