About me, and my community

Photography and Storytelling project ‘About Me, and My Community’ for senior residents (60+) living in London Hammersmith and Fulham.

Nubian Life Resource Centre Ltd
50 Ellerslie Road
London
W12 7BW

1st session is on the 27th June 2022 at 01:30 pm, and every Monday thereafter. To register to this free course: HERE

We invite senior residents (60+) living in London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to take part in a Photography and Storytelling project ‘About me, and my community’.

‘About me, and my community’ is a photography and storytelling project that will provide participants with an encompassing space in which to make new friends and learn the art of Photography and Storytelling.

Participants will be working together taking photos in and around the local communities, and gradually will be exploring and developing their own ideas into photo stories.

During the project, participants will receive guidance and support in tapping into creative processes and will be encouraged to explore places of interest, nurture connections and people; sources of inspiration. Every month, they will have the great opportunity to showcase their work and ideas in a digital zine and at the end of the six month project, they will have the amazing opportunity to be part of a Photography Exhibition.

‘About me, and my community’ is a 6 months project with weekly workshops starting on the 27th June 2022.

During the course of the six months, our weekly meetings will take place at the Nubian Resource Centre, who have offered their lovely space to run the workshops, there will be visits from guest photographers, and related activities such as photography walks, group photography assignments. We will provide equipment for those that do not have a camera or camera phone.

About me, and my community image
©Clare Morris

The project ‘About me, and my community’ is kindly supported by Hammersmith and Fulham Borough, Sobus and NHS Trust.

What is like to be a young person today?

What is it like to be a young person? is a photography exhibition part of a Youth Arts Showcase presenting creative work by youths living in White City and Wormholt, London.

The poignant and inspiring photography produced reflect the state of being of young people following the experiences of upheaval, loss, and insecurity poised by Covid-19 pandemic and the extended lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus. Finding metaphors in water, leaves and reflective materials in nature, the young photographers have taken to landscape photography, to their peers, and to the documentation of their friends’ lives as a means of presenting their own lives.

The project was supported by the charity W12together.org and run by the Photojournalismhub.org

Photography at White City Place

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.

Photography project leading to a Youth Arts Showcase in west London

©Cinzia D’Ambrosi

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
  • Collective appraisal.
  • Editing and curative decisions for the exhibition.

The sessions are Free, however registration is essential. Please book a place HERE

About us

The ‘About Us’ photobook was produced with senior residents living in London Hammersmith & Fulham. It presents a series of photo stories based on the lives of each participant and created by another participant within the project. Participants developed story telling techniques and basic photography skills, whilst they were able to use visuals as a tool for self expression and a means to develop and foster togetherness and friendship.
Facilitating this project has been a very positive experience and we are very proud for the achievements that participants accomplished.

Us Connected

‘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.

Youth Project: West London Zine

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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JUSTZINE MAGAZINE

KNOWING YOU

©Cinzia D’Ambrosi

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.

The Knowing You project is been Awarded a Recognised project (2020) and it is among the 40 selected projects ‘deemed exceptional’ by the judges of the Faith & Belief Forum and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith    for having 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.