Photojournalism Nights 18th edition

Photojournalism Hub eighteenth edition of the Photojournalism Nights presents a superb line-up of guest photographers: Susannah Ireland, Jermaine Francis, Sabrina Merolla.

25th November 18:30 PM

The Invention Rooms
68 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TA

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Rumi Munawar, former Miss Pakistan for UAE 2015 pictured in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 14th October 2016. Photo Credit: Susannah Ireland
Credit: Jermaine Francis
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Susannah Ireland, is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in London, UK but working internationally as well. She began her photojournalism career on a local news agency in Birmingham in 2006, graduating to London the following year to work principally for The Times and Independent newspapers. Following a brief stint working in India, Susannah moved back to London and now undertakes news, features and portraits assignments for a variety of international clients such as NBC News, The New York Times and NRC Handelsblad. She is a member of Women Photograph – a platform of independent photographers working to elevate the voices of women and non-binary visual storytellers worldwide. She is particularly interested in documenting the humanitarian impact of conflict and environmental disasters on local communities.

Jermaine Francis, is a London based Photographer who works with portraiture and conceptual documentary projects, using editorial, personal projects, and books as vehicles to tell these stories! Jermaine’s work has appeared in publications such as I-D, The Face Magazine, Autre Magazine & Beauty Papers. His work has recently appeared in Aperture’s latest publication the monograph Photo No, No’s, as well ICP book ICP Concerned, Global Images for Global crisis! Jermaine’s work has also exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing, The International Centre of Photography NYC in the group show #ICPConcerned and his solo show ‘The Invisibles’.

Sabrina Merolla has collaborated with Photojournalism Hub for more than one year. She is an awarded photographer, cultural studies researcher, multimedia journalist and participatory photography facilitator. Sabrina has a strong work ethic and is committed to telling stories in which the general fairness of the narration is granted by long pre-field and on-field research. She focuses on the environment, communities, health and human rights.

Donations are welcome. To Join: HERE

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.

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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.

OPEN CALL: KNOWING YOU- 2

Knowing You is a photography project working with women of different faiths and backgrounds to inspire bonding, creativity and community cohesion.

‘Knowing You’ is a photography and community project that aims to erase barriers, foster cohesion, acceptance and creativity using photography and storytelling to produce photostories based on the participants.  The first ‘Knowing You’ project took place with women of White City and it culminated in the creation of powerful stories and photographs collected in a Knowing You photo book

The Knowing You project is among the 40 selected projects ‘deemed exceptional’ and has received a Recognised Award from 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.

Photojournalism Hub will be running a women photography project ‘Knowing You-2’ starting on the 13th March 2021 (to be confirmed).

We invite women living in London W12 to express their interest in joining in this wonderful free project by contacting cinzia@photojournalismhub.org

The project is kindly supported by the National Lottery
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Photography on Gender Based Issues: Strengths and Limits

Imperial College
80 Wood Lane
London W12 0BZ 

04 February 2019 18:00 – 20:00

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Join us for a presentation and discussion on projects exploring the role of photography in representation of masculinity and tackling gender based violence.

Speakers: Giovanna del Sarto (photojournalist)  and Antonia Porter (concept writer and audio) presenting their multimedia project ‘Still figuring Out What it Means to be a Man’, exploring masculinity in the context of South Africa. Wamaitha Ng’ang’a (photojournalist)  presenting ‘Speak Out‘ an ongoing photography project on women telling the stories of survivors of domestic violence. The event is supported by: Imperial College London

The event is kindly supported by Imperial College London

Interview with Felipe Paiva, Photojournalism Nights guest speaker

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Felipe Paiva is a photojournalist from Brazil currently based in Paris, France. He is a post graduate in cinema and photojournalism and has been working on field covering countries such as France, Brazil, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Russia, including frontline work.

Q. How do you find a not obvious story to document? Any advice to new photojournalists?

To any new person, in any field, I would recommend doing a bit of the obvious. For the sole reason of getting familiar to the operations involved in the work. To find a non-obvious story I would say it is a good thing to get an obvious story and from that, extract something more personal. Maybe a character on that story has something that is not really related to the story but it is super interesting or of human value. 

One example is something I did in Ukraine. I went there to do work related to the conflict but I ended up meeting a gymnastic athlete from Donetsk. She took me to their training gym and I could have gone after her persona story. A young girl that dreams of going into the Olympics. Donetsk is known for having good athletes but nowadays is not part of any recognized country. So, its citizens train very hard, with old equipment, in a region that has seen its economy devastated by the ongoing conflict. Unfortunately, I couldn’t because of the short time I had in the whole country.

I hope that helps a bit. Other than that, go and do lots of stories, even if they won’t be published or if they are very local and “small”

https://www.felipepaivaimg.com/


PHOTOJOURNALISM NIGHTS 9th EDITION

27th January 2021 18:30 Online

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©Georgina Smith – FAO control operations for the vast areas of Samburu, Isiolo, Laikipia and Meru, sprayers are alerted to tackle the desert locusts.
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Please join the live stream of the Photojournalist Hub ninth edition of the Photojournalism Nights with an amazing line-up of photographers: Ada Trillo, Georgina Smith and Ala Buisir.

Ada Trillo, award winning Philadelphia-based photojournalist, native to the Juarez-El Paso binational metroplex, covers stories to create awareness and fight injustice. Her powerful photographs engage with migration, Black Lives Matter and borders.

Georgina Smith, photojournalist based in East Africa covering stories, photos and words for BBC, Al Jazeera English, United Nations, Guardian. Georgina will share a very coignant series on Kenya’s pastoralists who face hunger and are under threat of conflict as locust plague is unravelling in the country.

Ala Buisir, documentary photographer currently residing in Ireland with roots in Libya. Her work documents the social and political tension around us today. The aim is to raise awareness by presenting events through different perspectives in hopes that it may also bring about change.

The Photojournalism Nights is an event that promotes committed and courageous photojournalism and engages the public to social justice and human rights.

To join us HERE

Workshops

L’Asilo, Naples. March 2015: Backstage of the making of ELEM’s music video “Potato Eaters”, by the director and video-artist Loredana Antonelli. – ©Sabrina Merolla

We are very delighted to announce the next professional development workshops aimed at supporting photographers early and mid career. Forthcoming workshops are:

24th Nov. ‘Tools and Insights on working as a Photojournalist’

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01st Dec. ‘Art History for Photographers’

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04th Dec. ‘ Tell me About It’

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