The 7th year of Photographing London has seen highly independent and dedicated photographers (Peter, Kelvin, Yasnely, Jame, Jean, Jackson, Malcom, the two Mikes and Saron- in her fifth year!). With the Emirate Air Line opening shortly after last year's workshop, we took the plunge and crossed the river. In order to do this we walked last year's River Walk backwards starting at Charlton Railway station. It was great to see yet again a different part of London, which has changed. Here are some of the results: Peter Van Veen
In June 2012, Jon Santa Cruz and I delivered a one day photography workshop during the MEDIVA Conference as part of the Media4us project:"New perspectives on migrants in the media". This is an innovative project with the aim of "helping migrants get their stories and photos
published in the mainstream media." I look forward to see what they made of it.
Their unique migrant perspectives on
the news will be showcased in an insert in The Metro on 20th November 2012 as part of the Media4us project.
Wickert, project co-ordinator, says: “Migrants in the UK are often
misrepresented in the media. Media4us provides an opportunity for
migrants to get their stories told and the public read articles that
wouldn’t normally appear in the mainstream press.”
Here a few images from the photo workshop the brief being "People and places in Holloway Road". The aim was to capture the diversity of London's Holloway Road. I would like to thank Sara Wickert and Eugenia Markova for getting me involved. Read on below for more info on the project and contacts for the Migrants Resource Centre (MRC). The project is supported by the EU Integration fund.
Media4Us project has developed migrants’ skills in creating news
articles and using photography to tell their stories while also
providing them with transferable skills for employment. MRC’s service
users were given training in journalism and photography and encouraged
to take part in an EU-wide journalism and photography competition.
project, run by the Migrants Resource Centre (MRC) and funded by the
EU, is a partnership of agencies across Europe, all of whom will have
an insert produced by migrants in The Metro newspaper on 20th November 2012.
To see all of the articles and photographs produced by migrants as part of the project, visit: www.media4us.org.uk. Also check out the insert in The Metro on 20th November 2012.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PRESS RELEASE AND THE MEDIA4US PROJECT
is a European Integration Fund-financed project with activities in the
UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Sweden, Czech Republic
and Germany. In the UK media4us is led by the Migrants Resource Centre
The Migrants Resource Centre
Resource Centre is a national charity based in London and was founded
in 1984. MRC works with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to
effect social justice and change, and to enable users to fully
participate in society in the UK. MRC carries out the following
activities for the benefit of its users:
Legal advice services
Community based training and educational opportunities
Health access advice
Information, advice and guidance on employment and training
"Photographing London" is now in it's 6th year and despite the risky date we managed to have a good day out. We were extremely lucky to have escaped the rain during the trip on the 22nd April. However, we were hit by heavy showers on our way home!
A small selection of images presented by the photographers in week 2 are displayed below. We tried to find a thread in the work and edited towards a theme for each photographer.
The participants were: Rohanna, Stephen, Karin, Shan, Alex, Phillip, Louise, Meg, Maria.
I am revising a few ideas for my own work (and potentially this year's Photo Fringe). Today, I continued my mind mapping and edited one image from each test. The ideas have been sitting in my notebook for a while now! You can see the work in progress below.
It's not easy to generate new ideas but even harder to stick with them and create something half decent from it! Especially if you want your work to be contemporary and without cliches (as suggested by Martin Parr). At the last ArtsFORUM, Martin Seeds' project "I have troubles" has inspired me to try once again. Come back sometime and check how the ideas develop...
"The landless generation" Work I have started out on in summer 2011 along the back roads of Shoreham Port. The project is inspired by Fay Godwin's "Our forbidden land" which comments critically on the claim of public land for private use by co-operations/government.
Since arriving in the UK in 1999, I have noticed how little investment is given to recreational areas allowing swim, rest and play. These images explore the potential of "shared space" and its need for this generation.
This project is a comment on our current economic situation. There has been a resurgence of buying and selling second hand goods with a view towards sustainability.
The project aims to look at the value we place on objects (quality vs. quantity vs. price vs. usability). It is an attempt to a multi-layered approach encompassing objects and portraits. I have started image making in November 2011 photographing at car boots sale.
At this stage I am exploring where my motivation for taking these images comes from and if these projects have anything that ties them together. The titles are working titles and subject to change... Some of the work is shot on medium format, some on my mobile and some on vintage film cameras found at car boots sales. See results here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/freshandwild/sets/72157629000113363
I would also like to involve a group of photographers opening a photo stall/live shoot.
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