Photography Workshops and Courses

An exciting upcoming Photography Programme free for H&F community of all ages!


Me, and my Community

Participants of the ‘About us’ project in one of our sessions. Photo: Clare Morris

Photojournalism Hub is offering a series of Photography Courses and Workshops free for the community of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Starting on the 27th June at the Nubian Life Resource Centre in White City, we are offering free Photography sessions for older residents (60+). The sessions will be based on telling stories ‘About Me, and my Community’, whilst being in an encompassing space in which to make new friends and learn the art of Photography and Storytelling.

All participants will be involved in the production of a monthly digital zine to showcase their work and to be part of a public Photography Exhibition. To reserve a place : HERE

Living in Old Oak: ourselves and our community

Photojournalism Hub in collaboration with For Brian CIC, will be facilitating a Photography project with individuals of all ages and their families living in Old Oak.
We invite residents of any age in Old Oak with an interest in Photography to take part in ‘Living in Old Oak: ourselves and our community’ project. A series of three workshops where participants will be invited to explore stories about themselves and their lives in Old Oak with an emphasis on what they cherish, what they miss.
All participants will have the opportunity to share their work with each other, in an online exhibition brochure, and/or in the exhibition space that is in development in Old Oak, however there is no requirement to do so. The Workshops dates are as follow: 03rd July 13:30-16:00, 10th July 13:30-16:00 and the date of the final workshop will be arranged with the group. To reserve a place: HERE

Photography Course and Portfolio Development

A participant from our Photography Workshop on Climate Change. Photo: Cinzia D’Ambrosi

A photography course, visual narrative and portfolio development programme free for young people who have an interest in telling stories through photographs and developing skills and a media portfolio through practical photography assignments which will support further education and/or career development in the media and arts industry.

This 6 months programme will include learning photography and developing photo stories through assignments and personal projects leading to the creation of a strong portfolio of work, key for pursuing a career in media and/or entry to further education. Furthermore, participants will also receive 1:1 mentorship and portfolio reviews, as well as hands-on learning by industry professionals and exciting gallery and photography based visits.

During the programme, you will produce photo magazines to be published online and distributed in print form, and at the end of the programme your work will be showcased at a public Photography Exhibition.

Weekly photography course starting on the 17th September 2022 at the Bishop Creighton House. To reserve a place: HERE

Kindly supported by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Sobus, NHS Trust West London, National Lottery and ForBrian CiC.



‘Refugees are welcome here’ shout hundreds of demonstrators outside Home Office

by Cinzia D’Ambrosi and Safeena Chaudhry

Hundreds protest outside Home Office against Rwanda deportation plan and they shout ‘Refugees are welcome here’. This is the message voiced by demonstrators opposing the government policies which sees deportation of some refugees to Rwanda.

©Safeena Chaudhry

The government claims the policy, belonging to the Nationality and Borders Act, of removing migrants who arrive in the UK illegally will deter people from making dangerous channel crossings, however many including bishops of England have condemned the move as being uncompassionate and intricately divisive and racist.

Among the huge numbers of protesters, many MPs voiced their anger at the policy, including former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who spoke out: “It is an utter disgrace that the British government and other European governments are proposing to outsource refugee processing as Australia. We have to say, ‘Absolutely no!”

Former Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn outrage and concern of the new policy. ©Cinzia D’Ambrosi
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP was among the speakers in support to refugees not being deported to Rwanda. ©Cinzia D’Ambrosi

©Safeena Chaudhry

©Safeena Chaudhry

©Cinzia D’Ambrosi ©Cinzia D’Ambrosi

©Safeena Chaudhry

Campaign groups such as Care4Calais , activists from various campaign groups gave speeches and chanted: “say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here”.

©Cinzia D’Ambrosi

The effort of these groups, PCS Union and Stand Up to Racism organisations, and all those that have opposed the policy, have mounted a forceful legal challenge to stop the first scheduled flight to Rwanda as part of the offshore detention plan. Solidarity is uniting people as more protests are organised to challenge the government plans.

Photography : Cinzia D’Ambrosi and Safeena Chaudhry

Text & photo editor : Cinzia D’Ambrosi | Photojournalism Hub

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PHOTOJOURNALISM NIGHTS

08th June 2022 18:00-20:30
The Invention Rooms, Imperial College
Door C, 68 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TA

To join us HERE

Photojournalism Hub presents three photographers who have covered in depth stories of the external borders of Europe, the Canaries, Afghanistan and Myanmar exposing the extreme and dire conditions that force people to flee their countries and face unimaginable dangers along the migration routes into Europe.

With great courage and determination, the invited photographers will present photography from countries where escaping is a danger but remaining is equally a threat to life. With unparalleled access, the guest photographers present stories of exploitation, extreme poverty, conflict within countries, borders where reporting is challenging, dangerous and even illegal.

Francesco Berlingerio was born in Brindisi, Italy, in 1980. Upon his graduation in Sociology, he progressed his professional career in the UK, in the field of child protection, and since then, he has been working for a significant number of Local Authorities. He became interested in photography, when he turned 23, he got carried away, and, to build his knowledge, he immersed himself in the study of analogue photography, darkroom film development. His photography projects, are focused on the unrelenting inequality of human conditions. Upon graduation at the University of Lecce, he undertook a statistic research about the street children phenomenon, in Kenya and Colombia, where he also worked and cooperated with NGOs.

His work is mainly undertaken in monochrome, with the purpose of investigating and documenting social issues, such as: identity and borders, the anthropic relationship between people and environments, as well as, their life conditions. During the earliest stage of his career as photojournalist, he worked in partnership with press photo agencies based in Italy and Italian newspapers and magazines, such as: il Manifesto, Diario, Il Messagero. In 2021, Francesco was a Nominee at Vienna International Photo Award, Category: Black and White for the project resilience.

Francesco is currently based in London, and his work is committed to long term projects, work on assignment.

Maria Tomas-Rodriguez is a Spanish born photographer living in UK for the last 22 years. Her photography work has always been black and white social – documentary photography, although recently, with the pandemic and domestic lockdown, she started exploring colour photography. Maria combines her current university academic job with her interest in photography and travelling for documenting social matters and people’s cultures & traditions. She collaborates on regular basis with Baolar, a charity based in Senegal as an active member and photographer.

Her major photography work concerns the modern-slavery conditions of children and the harsh working conditions of fishermen, both works in Senegal. She also has documented the Afar salt miners work in Ethiopia just a few months before the war started in the Eritrean border. Her main interest is to contribute to raise awareness on injustices and social inequalities. Some of her work has been published in UK online magazines and Spanish local newspapers.

In parallel to her interest in documentary photography, she is very keen on water sports and has developed a still ongoing portfolio on wind and water sports, attending major championships and documenting the training of professionals of these sports.

Maria’s work has been recognized at several international photography awards and exhibited in the last years, both individual and group exhibitions.

Niccolò Barca is a self-taught freelance photographer, journalist and musician from Rome. After collaborating as a writer with many Italian and American media outlets, the arrival of Covid pushed him outdoors to embrace and develop his life-long passion for photography.

Interested in documenting social and humanitarian issues, Niccolò moved to Thailand in order to follow the exploitation of Myanmar migrants in the Thai fishing industry. From there, he was also smuggled into Myanmar, currently devastated by a civil war, to photograph those fleeing from the military and its attacks on the civilian population. When he’s not taking pictures, Niccolò is one half of Gbresci, a music duo based in Rome.

To join us: HERE

Injustices & Inequalities: Covid-19 – Edition 12

Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities and individuals who are poor, marginalised, discriminated; has brought to light the existing inequalities and injustices and in some cases how the impact has generated wider repercussions.

Through an Open Call, began at the heights of the global pandemic in 2020, Photojournalism Hub has been collecting photo stories, articles and multimedia pieces on the impact of Covid-19 on the most vulnerable, including the poor, BAME communities, refugees, the elderly, women, the stateless, and asylum seekers.

The submitted stories have been published on the Photojournalism Hub website providing an independent visual investigation on governments missed opportunities and on the scale of systemic failings which have caused sufferings and losses.

We would like to present this independent visual investigation in a series of public events, including a photography exhibition to present a body of evidential work that would leverage and provide a platform for a public discourse to enable recommendations and key actions, for improved, cohesive and inclusive protection of the most marginalised, discriminated and disadvantaged and would provide accountable points in order to advance to social justice for all.

NUESTROS +ESENCIALES (OUR +ESSENTIALS)

Photography by Sebastian Ambrossio

This Photographic-Documentary Report came from a personal concern to show, narrate and visually document through photographs the work of health professionals, of the essential workers who work in the hospital in Mercedes, and those connected to the hospital who work to combat the pandemic. The project explores how health workers dealt with this virus, leaving everything to give the best to patients.
Blas L. Dubarry Acute General Zone Hospital, Sanitary Region X – Mercedes, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

©Sebastian Ambrossio
©Sebastian Ambrossio

©Sebastian Ambrossio
©Sebastian Ambrossio
©Sebastian Ambrossio
©Sebastian Ambrossio

Photography and text:
Sebastian Ambrossio
@sebastianambrossio

Music:
Rodrigo Almas
@rodrigo_al_mar


ANTI-LOCKDOWNS IN IRELAND

Photography by

Krzysztof Maniocha

Photographer Krzysztof Maniocha has documented anti-lockdown protests in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland had one of the longest lockdowns and some of the most controversial restrictions in Europe.  His photographs are presenting moments of clashes between police and protesters, as well as uncovering the existing issues externalised by the imposed restrictions: religion, identity and people’s resistance.

©Krzysztof Maniocha
©Krzysztof Maniocha
©Krzysztof Maniocha
©Krzysztof Maniocha
©Krzysztof Maniocha

Photography:
Krzysztof Maniocha
@krzysztofmaniocha

Photo editor: Cinzia D’Ambrosi

REPORTING OF WAR, AWAY FROM THE FRONTLINES

The Invention Rooms, Imperial College
Door C, 68 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TA

To join HERE

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, escalating the Russo-Ukrainian War which had begun in 2014. During the past eleven weeks, photographers and journalists have reported from field, many of the images have captured the deadly events that have taken place.

We have invited a group of photographers, whose work have contributed to the ongoing documentation, with photographs that unearth stories away from the frontlines, such as the displaced within the country and events at the borders. Carolina Rapezzi , one of the guest photographers, explains: according to the latest IOM report (17 April 2022) there are 7,707,000 Internally displaced people in Ukraine. 2,850,000 of this are in West Ukraine. Chernivtsi, the last Ukrainian city before the Romanian border, has become a refuge for roughly over 100,000 displaced Ukrainians, 33,341 are children and 82,340 are now officially registered with IDP status. These are stories I found between Chernivtsi and Siret, the first Romanian city after the Ukrainian border, that has instead become a crossroads, for the ones leaving the country.

We are incredibly honoured to present to you all our guests photographers Carolina Rapezzi, Hether Ng and Natalia Campos who have been covering the war in Ukraine and will be sharing their powerful photography, insights and stories from within the war ravaged country.

Carolina Rapezzi is an Italian freelance photographer based in London who works on social, humanitarian and environmental issues. She started working on migration issues in 2015, documenting the welcoming systems for minors arriving from Libya on the Sicilian coasts (“Minors on the Move” September 2015) and, after a few months, began a project that lasted eight months covering the eviction of the refugee camp of Calais, France (“The Eviction” March-October 2016). Moved to London in 2013, she photographs various protest movements, including those on the Brexit Referendum and the more recent Black Lives Matter. In 2017 she begins a long-term project on identity and gender (“It was meant to be” April 2017 – 2020).In since 2018 and 2019 she started working on environmental issues with a focus on electronic waste and disposal systems (“Burning Dreams” October 2018 – November 2019). In May 2020 she covered the Covid19 pandemic in London, documenting from a homeless hostel and since 2019 she has been working on a project on knife crime and its social roots in London.

Yuen Ching (Hesther) Ng, a London-based Hong Kong photographer who was born in 1992. Currently, she is studying to be a photojournalist from the University of the Arts London (UAL). Her press works are mainly focusing on breaking news and protests. They can be found in various national and international media outlets such as The Guardian, Forbes, BBC, The Times, Metro, and Yahoo! News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal etc. Being born and raised in different countries, she develops a keen interest in documenting the displacement of people and cultures around the world through her lenses. Apart from photography, she is a qualified clinical pharmacist practising in London and an independent journalist from HK Feature.

Natalia Campos is a self-taught freelance photographer originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but based for the past six years in Dublin, Ireland. In her three years as a photographer she has documented protests, news events, and everyday life in countries such as Northern Ireland, Portugal, Turkey, and Georgia. She has recently reported on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion. She is interested in social and political concerns and has collaborated with non-governmental organizations that promote minority rights, equality, and human rights.

Photos from left to right: ©Carolina Rapezzi, ©Yuen Ching (Hesther) Ng, ©Natalia Campos.

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.

Photojournalism Nights 19th edition

Photojournalism Hub nineteenth edition of the Photojournalism Nights presents a superb line-up of guest photographers: Diego RadamesGodelive KasangatiNic Madge.

To join us here

CEUTA, SPAIN – MAY 19. group of migrants who came swimming to Ceuta are intercepted by the Spanish army on May 19, 2021. Approximately 8 thousand migrants, mostly Moroccans, have crossed the Spanish border through the Tarajal pass since last Monday. Thousands have been returned to Morocco. ©Diego Radames
©Nic Madge
DRC, Kinshsa, Notre-Dame de Lemba Catholic Church, the main hallway of the church. ©Godelive Kasangati

Photojournalism Hub in conversation with Ed Ram and Wangui Kimari

Photojournalism Hub Cinzia D’Ambrosi and Miriam Sheikh is honoured for the opportunity to interview Ed Ram and Wangui Kimari on their collaboration that has led to As We Lose our Fear, a photography exhibition presented at the Mathare Social Justice Centre in Kenya. The exhibition exposes police violence and extrajudicial killings in Kenya by presenting a series of photographs of victims holding a paper with the name of their loved ones killed by the police.

During the interview, we discuss the social background that has led to the collaborative project, police killings in Kenya and the grassroot movement and activism that Mathare Social Justice Centre has helped to form, and create empowering and important positive actions and changes.

From above Miriam Sheikh, Cinzia D’Ambrosi, Ed Ram and Wangui Kimari.

To learn more and/or to contact Ed and Wangui :

Ed Ram, journalist and documentary photographer, www.edram.org, @edr4m

Wangui Kimari, participatory action research coordinator, Mathare Social Justice Centre

More on the Exhibition:
As we lose our Fear
As We Lose Our Fear: Photography exhibition on police brutality

Photo above: copyright Ed Ram