Projecting Power: Photography as Activism

How can photography make a difference?

Photography allows us to keep a moment of a history frozen in time and gives us the ability to use the photograph as a tool for our own intentions.

Projecting Power: Photography as Activism aims to use the medium of photography to analyse systems of power and the idea of activism from the personal to the political, from the documentary photography of Gordon Parks to the self portraits of Zanele Muholi.

Working collaboratively, we'll examine how photographs can be used to document history, tell a story, convey a message or disrupt the narrative. And how we can harness its power to project our own voices.

Participants will:

  • work with the Photo Fringe team to create a collaborative exhibition/online display/event as part of Photo Fringe 2020
  • attend a number of online workshops with key creatives working to widen representation in the fields of curation and photography.
  • produce a new piece of their own work or expand on a project already in progress

Keep an eye out here and over in our News section for updates on their activities.

image: Natalie Mitchell, BLM, May 2020

We are hugely grateful to Art Fund and Arts Council England for funding this opportunity.

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