Documentary Photography Workshops for young people

We offer Documentary Photography Workshops for youths 16-32 years old.

The Workshops provide lessons in documentary photography and the development of photo stories through practical assignments and personal projects leading to the creation of a strong portfolio of work, key for pursuing a career in media and/or entry to further education.

Participants will also have the opportunity to be involved in the development of a youth magazine including the publishing of one’s own work in its pages.

The Workshops are supported by West London NHS Trust, Hammersmith and Fulham, Sobus, and are Free for young people living in Hammersmith and Fulham council, and in particularly those that live in underrepresented wards such as White City, Wormholt, Fulham, Shepherds Bush and North Kensington.

Dates and Place
Workshops run on Saturdays (three Saturdays per month in person, and one Saturday remotely to work on the design and layout of the magazine)
Factory Quarter Community Hub, Unit 3, Tesla Court Warple Way, London W3 7DQ. 11 am to 1:30 pm

What you will gain
Our photography programme is designed to provide participants with the understanding of documentary photography practice and the tools to conduct visual investigations.
The programme is a great opportunity to gain practical experience, receive peer support and develop connections with like minded people. Participants will gain a portfolio of visual work, including the opportunity to be involved and publish your own work on the Photojournalism Hub youth documentary photography magazine. By gaining a portfolio of visual stories combined with publishing material, participants will have a positive outlook for entering further education and/or for gaining work opportunities.

Who can apply
The Documentary Photography workshops are open to youths 16 to 32 years old. No previous experience is required.

Costs
This programme is completely free for young people resident of Hammersmith and Fulham council.
We do offer a range of workshops of low costs workshops. We will need to ask for a small fee £5 from anyone living outside the borough. Please inquiry with us.

How to apply
Please email Cinzia, admin@photojournalismhub.org or call 07960940766 with your interest to the course.

About the Facilitator

Cinzia D’Ambrosi is an award-winning photojournalist, documentary photographer and journalist, and she is the founder and director of the Photojournalism Hub.
Cinzia contributes to a number of editorials such as Der Spiegel, New Internationalist, Warscapes, BBC, and The Guardian, and often works with international charities and organisations such as Amnesty International, Protection Approaches, and Germany Refugee Council producing stories for advocacy campaigns and exhibition. Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Europe and broadcasted in various TV and radio outlets, including in the Czech National TV. Cinzia’s photo project ‘Hate Hurts’ was selected for the European Month of Photography in Bulgaria (2018), won an Award from the Photographers Gallery in London (2017), her short film ‘Prejudice and us’ on the impact of racism and prejudice on London young people’s lives received ‘Best Campaign’ Award from Hammersmith United Charities (2016), Hate Hurts project was selected by Amnesty International Czech Republic to tour as a solo exhibition in Czech Republic for a year in 2019-2020. Cinzia’s photography work has received support and commissions from Arts Council England, Big Local Trust, Hammersmith United Charities, Amnesty International Hungary, Amnesty International Czech, Amnesty International Hamburg, Westfield London, German Refugee Council. Cinzia has received the Spiga d’Argento Award (2022) for her contribution to peace with her photojournalism work.

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

CAPTURING CRISIS

We are very pleased to present the second edition of Capturing Crisis photography and reporting magazine produced by the group of youths attending the ‘Stories, Reporting Mag, Photography Course’ course.

In this edition, you can find photo stories and articles that highlight and reflect on dramatic environmental changes in west London. Furthermore, the impact of living crisis on restaurants owned by minority groups, the life of a taxi driver, visual documentation of the world of teens crossing into adulthood and much more.

We would like to thank Hammersmith & Fulham Borough and the National Lottery for their support and to the young people for their commitment, talent and drive demonstrated.

Capturing Crisis is a youth documentary and photojournalism magazine. All features and photographs are created by participants of ‘Stories, Reporting Mag, Photography Course’.
The magazine provides the opportunity for youths who never had access to, to share their photography and photo stories to a large audience. Photojournalism Hub is committed to providing opportunities and support to youths, enabling equality in accessing opportunities for further education and work in the photo industry.
Capturing Crisis magazine is a testament of the great work and inspiring contribution of our youths.

The project is supported by the NHS west London trust, Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Sobus and National Lottery Community Fund.

BECOME A PJH MEMBER
Consider becoming a member of the Photojournalism Hub and receive the benefits of free access to events, Photojournalism Hub resources, premier editorial content, portfolio reviews, photography exhibitions, discounts on our courses and training, whilst you will be supporting our work advocating, advancing social justice and human rights. If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Support the Photojournalism Hub from as little as £1 every month. If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. Thank you. Join usHERE

CAPTURING CRISIS

I am incredibly pleased to present the first edition of ‘Capturing Crisis’ photography and reporting magazine produced by our youths group living in west London participating in the ‘Stories, Reporting Mag, Photography Course’ project.
In this first edition of ‘Capturing the Crisis’, we present photo stories and articles on the impact of the cost of living crisis on various communities in London. It includes personal and introspective stories of people living the crisis as well as stories reflecting on the way the city of London is rapidly changing as a result of it. Nonetheless, the photography is particularly captivating as each participant is developing their individual style and line of research. I hope you enjoy this first edition and will follow and support the ‘Capturing Crisis’ magazine.
I am very proud for the commitment, talent and drive demonstrated by the young participants.

Capturing Crisis is a youth documentary and photojournalism magazine. All features and photographs are created by participants of ‘Stories, Reporting Mag, Photography Course’.
The magazine provides the opportunity for youths who never had access to, to share their photography and photo stories to a large audience. Photojournalism Hub is committed to providing opportunities and support to youths, enabling equality in accessing opportunities for further education and work in the photo industry.
Capturing Crisis magazine is a testament of the great work and inspiring contribution of our youths.

The project is supported by the NHS west London trust, Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Sobus.

BECOME A PJH MEMBER
Consider becoming a member of the Photojournalism Hub and receive the benefits of free access to events, Photojournalism Hub resources, premier editorial content, portfolio reviews, photography exhibitions, discounts on our courses and training, whilst you will be supporting our work advocating, advancing social justice and human rights. If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Support the Photojournalism Hub from as little as £1 every month. If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. Thank you. Join usHERE

Knowing You

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.

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©Cinzia D’Ambrosi

‘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 PHOTOBOOK

Knowing You has been Awarded a Recognised project by London Faith & Belief and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith. The ‘Knowing You’ project has been kindly funded by the charity Near Neighbours

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COMMUNITY FORUMS

Using Photojournalism to make positive changes

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 . 

Women in conversation at the Open Forum in White City

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