Presenting ‘Photography at White City Place’ zines produced with the participants of a series of Photography Workshops at White City Place in November 2021.
With the kind support of Stanhope Plc, Photojournalism Hub facilitated photography workshops for the local community and those working/living within the White City Place. Young and older people of various background and experiences joined in the workshops and worked on a photo story of each other whilst learning the basic of visual narrative and photography. Through the three weeks, participants developed a visual narrative whilst getting to know each other using the grounds of White City Place and surrounding area. They explored interview technique, environmental portraiture, single images and series resulting in creative, inspiring photo stories of each other. Below we share the digital copy of the White City Place Photography Zines. Printed copies are available at White City Place.
We invite young people(16+) living in White City and Wormholt area in west London to be part of a Youth Arts Showcase.
Participants to the project will explore the theme ‘What is like to be a young person in White City and Wormholt’ using documentary photography, including writings and audio to create a series of photographs to be shown in a Photography exhibition.
The project will consist of 6 photography workshop sessions in which participants will develop key documentary photography skills. Each session will progressively guide participants to learn about documentary photography, develop their photo story and produce an exhibition set of photographs, as part of their photo stories. Core elements of the sessions are:
What is Documentary Photography?
Learn approaches and methods in producing a photo-story, images sequencing versus single image.
Explore how to express emotion through photographs through the use of photography techniques.
One to one mentoring focusing on development of the work produced
Editing and curative decisions for the exhibition.
The sessions are Free, however registration is essential. Please book a place HERE
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.
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 .