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
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
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”
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.