Sign-up sheets for the workshops and focus groups will be at reception from 11am on the day
Inclusive Photography - photography made accessible to mixed disability groups
Facilitator: Clare Struthers / PhotoVoice | Time: 12.10pm (45mins)
A fun workshop with an array of different activities that will enable participants to understand how photography is a versatile and accessible medium for creative expression, whilst offering opportunities for truly meaningful inclusion. Practical and ethical guidelines will be explored for anyone wishing to ensure that their photography workshops are inclusive, when working with people of all abilities.
Self-Identities, Authorship and Expression in Photography
Facilitator: Ingrid Guyon / Fotosynthesis | 1.10pm (45mins)
Is a photograph an honest representation of human personality? Many people will answer this question ‘yes'. Yet it is this social misconception that leads to subjective misinterpretations about the people and messages portrayed in photographs. This workshop will consider how photography, embodied experiences and light interact to explore self-identity, ethics and ownership of self-representation.
New ways of telling difficult or complex stories using photography & other media
Facilitator: Joseph Cabon / Christian Aid | 4.45pm (45mins)
Workshop on the theme of new ways of telling difficult or complex stories using photography and other media. Christian Aid will use a recent project, Big River Rising, as the central plank of the discussion, and will have a few large prints to show to draw attention to it.
Introduction to Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age
Facilitator: Del Loewenthal | 1.00pm (45mins)
Del will give an overview of the history, current developments and research with a brief opportunity for participants to try out one approach.
Photography, the Battle of the Bogside, and the Scarman Inquiry
Facilitator: Erika Hanna | 2.00pm (45mins)
The tense summer of 1969 in Derry erupted into three days of fighting between the RUC and Paisleyite gangs and the Catholic community—now known as the Battle of the Bogside. This discussion examines the photographs which were subsequently presented to the Scarman tribunal, which sought to obtain the facts of the August days, by both RUC photographers and Bogside activists. Positioned behind police lines, RUC photographers tended to focus their gaze wholly on the actions of the Catholic community. This viewpoint created certain images and narratives of the violence as produced by an unruly and irrational Catholic ‘mob’.
Facilitator: Gemma Taylor | 4.45pm (30 mins)
Gemma Taylor is publishing manager for the International HIV/AIDs Alliance
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