VISIBILIZING FROM THEIR OWN INSIGHT, BREAKING STEREOTYPES

Especially aimed at stigmatized, minority, racialized groups

WE WORK ABOUT THE IDENTITY AND THE SELF-REPRESENTATION

Camera in hand, the participants will represent themselves, as they want to be shown to society

WE EXHIBIT THE BEST PICTURES

We will raise awareness offering another insight on these groups of people

Photography as a tool for personal and social transformation

WHAT DO WE WANT TO INFLUENCE?

We propose to break stories deeply rooted in our culture, which usually represent the mentioned groups from the stereotype and from a power relationship. We accompany them in the photographic self-representation of their identity, fleeing from alien narratives to the groups. We also accompany them in the images interpretation, to think over what we mean with them, what lies behind them, and they also learn photographic techniques in order to have better expression tools.

The representation of the group made by the same group is a tool of personal empowerment and transformation, because it places the emphasis on them as a subject of change, instead of being the photographed object.

HOW WILL WE DO IT?

The participants will think over and decide which aspects of their identity they want to work during the different sessions of the workshop. On each chosen topic we will make a joint reflection and we will tackle how to represent it photographically.

In each session there is a review of the photographs the participants have made during the week. We discuss it together, we analyze how they could technically enhance them.

The workshop involves a process of introspection and collective and individual reflection, and the ability to express it through images and construct a visual narrative. We will show the basic technical elements of photography but of surprising visual effects.

Finally, we propose to exhibit the best pictures, if possible in the street and in large format, to offer to the public that simply passes through the street the own vision of the group without stigmas, filters or stereotypes.