PHOTOVOICE : Voice through Photography Learning 2019
Workshop Mentor : Vinit Gupta Duration : 3 Months Number of sessions : 12 Number of Participant per group : 10
Worksop is based on the philosophy and methodology that encourages Participant to explore their world as they photograph scenes from their own lives and to use their images as catalysts for verbal and written expression. Framed around universal themes such as self-portrait, community, family, and dreams, it provides children with the expressive and investigative tools of photography and writing for use in the classroom. To employ photography as tool to stimulate students’ analytical and social skills and encourage them to develop a more contemplative approach towards their surroundings. Learning through photography is an innovative method that aims to develop greater personal, social and cultural awareness through various photographic exercises and subsequent discussions. Very often socio-cultural differences, certain personality traits or mere lack of motivation become obstacles in interaction for some children alienating them from their social milieu. Photography has not only emerged as a medium for expression but also a stimulating learning tool. It can be engaged for different purposes: a vehicle for self-discovery and inspiration, a means to build teamwork among students, an instrument for social investigation. Photography pushes its practitioner not only to observe but also contemplate and introspect and triggers a new thought process.
Goals & Objective
Reinforce social skills and emotional intelligence in students through various photography projects and images. Use photography and images to make personal connections with various social groups, explore different relationships and strive to develop a new self-awareness, cultural knowledge and empathy.
Subjects covered: Basic photographic techniques, self-discovery through self-portraits, understanding family and filial ties through photography, Study of works by other artists, photographic images for various discussions, Understanding social issues through photography.
Each Worksop is based on the philosophy and methodology that encourages Participant to explore their world as they photograph scenes from their own lives and to use their images as catalysts for verbal and written expression. Framed around universal themes such as self-portrait, community, family pictures, and dreams, it provides children with the expressive and investigative tools of photography and writing for use in the classroom. In the first two session all participants will learn basic photographic techniques. In Third Session they will learn application of Skills. On fourth and Fifth session all participant will documents the daily life and portraits from their community and also collect stories from their family albums The Sixth and seventh session will be about self-discovery through self-portraits using camera a tool to capture their dreams and aspirations.. The Eight week one will dissect the material collected over the last seven weeks, pulling out stories that can be developed further. In Ninth session will turn to writing, helping the participants writing along with their pictures, through examples and exercises. The tenth session will be on developing narrative using pictures and text together. Participants will help workshop each other’s first drafts by offering insights and suggestions. By the Eleventh session, the participants will have a learn how to editing (colour correction and cropping their work to finished draft to work with through the last session where we will look at creating final draft of final output. The participants will have a ready piece(s) for publication. The workshop explore Photographs, objects, Family albums, collages, and poems.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela