‘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.
Knowing You is a Photography and Storytelling project working with women of different faiths and backgrounds living in White City to inspire self expression, bonding and community cohesion.
‘Knowing You’ is a Photography and Storytelling project with a community focus that uses the teaching of visual narrative as a means to educate, instil empowerment, erase barriers and foster community cohesion. 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 self expression, bonding and contributing to community cohesion. Women learned photography and storytelling by developing a photo story of each other, which it culminated with the production of a photo book 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.
Knowing You is a Photography and Storytelling programme developed by the Photojournalism Hub.
It works on the principle that by getting to know each other, the process contributes to community cohesion and abating barriers of prejudice.
Knowing You project is based on teaching photography and visual narrative whilst guiding participants in the creation and development of a photo story of a fellow participant in the course. The project allows a therapeutic and safe space in which participants go on a journey of self- expression, bonding and empowerment whilst learning new skills. The first ‘Knowing You’ project took place with women of White City supported by the charity Near Neighbours.
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 .