Photojournalism Hub receives Award for its community work

We are thrilled that the Photojournalism Hub has received a Recognised award by The Faith & Belief Forum and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London’s Faith Council for the ‘About us’ photography project with older residents living in Hammersmith and Fulham .

According to the Faith & Belief Forum this represents 1 of the 51 projects who: “will be recognised for leading the way in improving the lives of Londoners from all faiths and beliefs.”

Receiving the award was an honour and it was a pleasure to meet
Her Majesty Lieutenant of Greater London Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE

It was an honour to take part of the awards ceremony on the 29th November at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London alongside many charitable organisations and individuals who worked very hard to outreach those most vulnerable in the capital. It was very inspirational.

Many thanks to The Faith & Belief Forum and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London’s Faith Council for the Recognised Award,  Hammersmith United Charities for their kind support.

To learn more on the project being awarded: https://photojournalismhub.org/2021/11/04/about-us/

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

We are delighted to announce a series of Free Photography Workshops for people living or working in London Hammersmith and Fulham borough held at White City Place supported by Stanhope Plc.

The workshops will lead the participants to use photography and reporting skills to produce photo stories of each other. The outcome will lead to the production of an online and printed zine containing the photo stories produced by the participants.

With 3 weekly sessions of 1- hour workshops, the time slot selected will be the same for participants throughout the 3 weeks.

Week 1 – 8th November Participants will be invited to work in pairs and guided to work on a visual narrative of each other working from interviewing, reporting, and photography.

Week 2 – 15th November How to create a visual narrative?

Week 3- 22nd November Practical session forming stories from random images brought by the facilitator to the workshop.

Workshop time slots are either from 5 pm – 6 pm or 6 pm – 7 pm for the full 3 weeks. Occupiers of White City Place have the option of a lunchtime slot from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

Click here for more information and to book a place

Photojournalism Hub is a community interest company that promotes committed and independent photojournalism to advocate for social justice and the advancement of human rights.

www.photojournalismhub.org

CELEBRATING THE ‘ABOUT US’ PHOTOBOOK

We are thrilled to announce that the photobooks produced with the participants of the ‘About us’ project are printed!
The project worked with senior residents living in London Hammersmith & Fulham and focused on using visual narrative and photography as a tool for self expression and a means to develop and foster togetherness and friendship.
Facilitating this project has been very positive and we are very proud for the achievements that participants accomplished.
A special thanks for their valuable support to the funders of the project @hamunitedcharities.
Thanks to @hammersmith_community_gardens for hosting our sessions in their wonderful Glasshouses in Ravenscourt park, thanks to #TinaWood @masbrocentre for her valuable assistance and the participants for their trust and eagerness to learn and be open to the creative process. It would be a delight to share more on this wonderful community focused project.

We are back to in-person events!

Join us on the 29th June 06:30pm at White City Place, London W12 7TF for our first in person event since Covid-19 pandemic began.

We are so excited to host ‘How has Covid-19 and Brexit impacted the LGBTQ+ communities?’ Talk event welcoming an amazing group of guest speakers Richard Ansett, Tim Boddy, Gemma Mancinelli, Fazal Mahmood and Teddy Prout.

©Gemma Mancinelli
©Tim Boddy
©Richard Ansett
White City Place

To Join us: https://tinyurl.com/4cn63a4c

KNOWING YOU-2

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:

Basic Photography

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 NOMINATED RECOGNISED PROJECT !

The Photojournalism Hub Knowing You project has received a Recognised award from the London Faith & Belief Community
and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith!

I would like to express my thanks to everyone for their Nomination, the wonderful participants, the charity Near Neighbours, the London Faith & Belief and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith. It is an honour that the Photojournalism Hub’s Knowing You project will be receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the Faith and Belief Forum and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith on the 30th November at The Royal Society of Medicine.

Knowing You photobook cover with an image of the participants meeting over Zoom during lockdow

Knowing You project carried on during the lockdown

A compelling article ‘Supporting communities throughout the lockdown’ by Near Neighbours on the work that the charity supported throughout the ongoing Covid-19 emergency and how the various groups and organisations have found ways of being relationally close to communities and individuals even when they were physically distant.

The article recounts heart-rending examples here of projects supported by the charity that carried on supporting their communities during lockdown overcoming communication, technical and logistical challenges. I am very humbled that the project ‘Knowing You’ is among the project described in the article.
To read about it:  https://www.near-neighbours.org.uk/response-covid