PHOTOJOURNALISM FOR COMMUNITIES
The Photojournalism Hub trains vulnerable communities to use Photojournalism as a tool for positive impact in their lives. Photojournalism Hub has developed a programme called Citizen Visual Journalism which is designed to provide visual journalism training to community groups and individuals facing social injustices issues, in particular where access to them is difficult for outsiders. The model allows learners to evidence their social justice issues through high quality photographs which are presented to those people that can make policy changes in a number of ways. Photojournalism Hub works within the community and formally and informally organises Open Forums, conversations with local communities with the aim to share knowledge and make appropriate recommendations on issues that are relevant to them.
The mission of Photojournalism Hub is to advocate for social justice and human rights. One of the core activities is to foster dialogue. The Talks program strengthens and inspires critical thinking, sharing of information, raising awareness through an open platform that includes experts and advocates in the field of photojournalism, practitioners in human rights and the public. The ensuing discussions advocate, encourage and provide tools to formulate and make recommendations to influencers aimed at improving upon pressing social justice issues. The Talk program presents relevant social justice issues brought forth by the in-depth work of outstanding contemporary photojournalists.
CULTURAL PROGRAMME AND ENGAGEMENT
The Photojournalism Hub is the only centre in the UK dedicated solely to the genre of Photojournalism. It presents and disseminates high quality photojournalism work in exhibitions online and in prints with an emphasis on investigative and long term in-depth coverage of social injustices. The work is selected and presented to encourage engagement, debate, awareness on contemporary social justice issues.
The Photojournalism Hub regularly hosts events such as Photojournalism Nights showcasing photojournalism work.
DISSEMINATING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AND PHOTOJOURNALISM
The Photojournalism Hub supports investigative journalism and photojournalism on a local, national and global level.
Social justice issues are researched in depth and in collaboration with cross platform teams comprising and not limited to photojournalists, academics and media personnel of national and international reputation. We work collaboratively to produce contents such as films, publications, exhibitions, seminars, reports, training and events. Outcomes will bring educational tools and advocacy value to people working for policy change.
The Photojournalism Hub aims to train a new generation of photojournalists through specialised Photography Workshops, Masterclasses and one-to-one portfolio reviews and photojournalism sessions.The Workshops and the portfolio reviews are kept at low cost to be able to provide specialised training to a great number of photojournalists at early and mid career in industry led skills and knowledge that improve their work opportunities, marketability and visual narrative work.