Is it possible to empower with photography? Tiffany Fairey Sept 2009
<ul><li>What do we mean when we talk about ‘empowerment’ in photography? </li></ul>
 
Out of the Dump / FotoKids, Nancy McGirr Shooting Back, Jim Hubbard Tafos, Peru Born Into Brothels, Zana Briski A few part...
 
<ul><li>Photo Activism and Community Photography in the 1970s-80s </li></ul>Jo Spence Camerawork magazine The Docklands pr...
<ul><li>Our central concern in Photography is not, “Is It Art?” but “Who Is It For?”… By exploring the application, scope ...
<ul><li>PhotoVoice projects: Young Lives, Ethiopia, 2008 (above) ; Hidden Lives, India, 2006 </li></ul>
<ul><li>PhotoVoice workshop, Action for Prisoners Families, 2004 </li></ul>
 
Participants outside project building, Beldangi I refugee camp, Nepal, 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here I am a refugee but I don’t want refugee.  I want the wings to fly © Aite Maya/ Childrens Forum / PhotoVoice
<ul><li>He is a 97 year old man who lives in the camp. He thinks life is like smoke that a puff of wind can disperse. He i...
<ul><li>“ These children were born in the camps.  They play happily with a doll because they do not know about Bhutan – th...
<ul><li>This photo denotes the hidden style of Bhutanese boys. They are people that possess wonderful skills but being ref...
<ul><li>I took this photo nearby my hut. I have spent 8 years of my life in a refugee camp and I do not know how many more...
<ul><li>“ Here my brother is holding a map of our country Bhutan. Bhutan is called Druk Yuk, The Land of the Thunder Drago...
<ul><li>© Yamuna / Children’s Forum / PhotoVoice </li></ul>
<ul><li>This is the water tap near my hut.  Thousands of drops of water when added together make an ocean.  Like that we m...
<ul><li>What to photograph?  </li></ul><ul><li>How to photograph?  </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want to say with my photogr...
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  1. 1. Is it possible to empower with photography? Tiffany Fairey Sept 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>What do we mean when we talk about ‘empowerment’ in photography? </li></ul>
  3. 4. Out of the Dump / FotoKids, Nancy McGirr Shooting Back, Jim Hubbard Tafos, Peru Born Into Brothels, Zana Briski A few participatory photography initiatives
  4. 6. <ul><li>Photo Activism and Community Photography in the 1970s-80s </li></ul>Jo Spence Camerawork magazine The Docklands project
  5. 7. <ul><li>Our central concern in Photography is not, “Is It Art?” but “Who Is It For?”… By exploring the application, scope and content of photography we intend to demystify the process. We see this as part of the struggle to learn, to describe and to share experiences and so contribute to the processes by which we grow in capacity and power to control our lives’ </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of Aims, Camerawork, Feb 1976 </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>PhotoVoice projects: Young Lives, Ethiopia, 2008 (above) ; Hidden Lives, India, 2006 </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>PhotoVoice workshop, Action for Prisoners Families, 2004 </li></ul>
  8. 11. Participants outside project building, Beldangi I refugee camp, Nepal, 2007
  9. 35. Here I am a refugee but I don’t want refugee. I want the wings to fly © Aite Maya/ Childrens Forum / PhotoVoice
  10. 36. <ul><li>He is a 97 year old man who lives in the camp. He thinks life is like smoke that a puff of wind can disperse. He is a pessimist. He says in Bhutan he was very rich and that he came to Nepal with only the clothes that he was wearing. Now he is poor. His clothes, plates and pots are given by UNHCR. He complains that he will die without seeing his country again. Myself and others tell him that is not the way to think, that our problems will soon be solved. </li></ul><ul><li>© Yethi Raj / Children’s Forum / PhotoVoice </li></ul>
  11. 37. <ul><li>“ These children were born in the camps. They play happily with a doll because they do not know about Bhutan – they do not have sad feelings in their hearts because they do not understand the situation in the refugee camps.” </li></ul><ul><li>© Bishnu Maya / Children’s Forum / PhotoVoice </li></ul>
  12. 38. <ul><li>This photo denotes the hidden style of Bhutanese boys. They are people that possess wonderful skills but being refugees they are unable to fulfill their potential. Their names are Chandra, Sham and Damber Singh. They are very close friends and have similar thoughts and feelings which shows unity even though they fall into different castes. Bhutanese refugees try to reflect their skills but due to lack of economy and opportunity their views remain as thoughts and disappear in vain. </li></ul><ul><li>© Nar Bdr / Children’s Forum / PhotoVoice </li></ul>
  13. 39. <ul><li>I took this photo nearby my hut. I have spent 8 years of my life in a refugee camp and I do not know how many more years I will spend here. In Bhutan now our village has become a forest. We are becoming adults but have only distant dreams of our country. </li></ul><ul><li>© Pasang / Children’s Forum / PhotoVoice </li></ul>
  14. 40. <ul><li>“ Here my brother is holding a map of our country Bhutan. Bhutan is called Druk Yuk, The Land of the Thunder Dragon. Though we are away from our country an unforgettable picture of Bhutan is printed in every Bhutanese heart. We felt very sad to leave Bhutan behind but our parents had to leave to survive. </li></ul><ul><li>© Nar Bdr / Children’s Forum / PhotoVoice </li></ul>
  15. 41. <ul><li>© Yamuna / Children’s Forum / PhotoVoice </li></ul>
  16. 42. <ul><li>This is the water tap near my hut. Thousands of drops of water when added together make an ocean. Like that we must share our good ideas together and find solutions to our problems. </li></ul><ul><li>©Madan / Children’s Forum / PhotoVoice </li></ul>
  17. 43. <ul><li>What to photograph? </li></ul><ul><li>How to photograph? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want to say with my photographs? </li></ul><ul><li>How shall I edit and put my pictures together? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is my work for? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do I want to see my work? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I want my work presented? </li></ul><ul><li>To whom do I want it presented to? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want my work to achieve? </li></ul>

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