As the world struggles to prevent irreversible climate change and further damage to our environment, we recognise that young people, who are largely inheriting this crisis, are both hugely impacted and empowered to play a pivotal role in restoring our natural habitat.
Photojournalism Hub is inviting young people (16+), to participate in a project on climate change consisting of a series of eight documentary photography workshops. During the workshops, participants will work on researching and creating their own documentary-based photo story on an existing environmental challenge/s and/or inspiring actions they see in the local area.
The outcome of the project will be presented in a series of documentary-based photo stories in a zine. These will be the basis of young people’s recommendations for a meaningful collective reflection and action culminated in the first Hammersmith and Fulham youth symposium on climate change.
Photojournalism Hub is a community interest company that engages in the fight against social injustice and human rights violations through photojournalism and independent journalism. They believe that independent journalism and photojournalism is the key for social justice advocacy and a means for elevating the silenced voices. Photojournalism Hub has established ongoing programmes of online and public-facing events. Crucially, working with and engaging various communities, youths and individuals in photography projects, the Photojournalism Hub provides skills and opportunities as well as raising awareness of injustice and existing unfavourable conditions. www.photojournalismhub.org
Participants will learn:
Week 1: Photography and documentary practice
Week 2: Approaches and methods in producing a photo-story, including how to visually translate emotions and ideas into images
Week 3: How to use photography as a means for change? Exploring activism and visual narrative
Week 4: Research and develop ideas for a photo story. Field work
Week 5: Develop own photo story: mood boards versus writings
Week 6: Photography and interviews. Field work
Week 7: Photographing a series. Field work
Week 8: Process and edit a series of images into a photo story