Photography in the Community
Photography in the Community is an extension studies course for 2nd year undergraduates from different courses (Photography, Illustration, Visual Culture and Critical Fine Art Practice) at the University of Brighton led by artist Annis Joslin. The course is aimed at students who are interested in gaining practical work experience in the field of community arts and socially engaged practice. During the eight week course, the students visited and engaged with the Brighton Photo Biennial exhibitions Iraq Through the Lens of Vietnam at the University of Brighton Gallery, Why, Mister Why? and Baghdad Calling by Geert Van Kesteren at Lighthouse and The Incommensurable Banner by Thomas Hirschorn at Fabrica. In response to these exhibitions the students planned and delivered a series of gallery based activities for 6th Form Students from Brighton and Hove Sixth Form College (BHASVIC).
The students also had the exciting opportunity to facilitate a breakout session, in collaboration with Annis, during the Engage Conference (for further details visit www.engage.org). Participants explored questions around censorship and how the development of interactive media, mobile phones and new technologies have changed the way we process and receive images of war, inevitably leading to critical concerns about how we view human suffering. The session included a variety of discussion strategies and practical suggestions of how to run a workshop programme for A Level students that the undergraduate students themselves facilitated.
Visit the following you tube/facebook pages to see what the students have been doing: