Bushra, 16, takes a photo of men playing cards in her camp. Photo: UNICEF/Iraq/2015/Mackenzie
I’ve learned so much. I learned to communicate with people. I’ve built up much more confidence. Now I want to become a photojournalist. Bushra, aged 16.
Another quick post to point you to a UNICEF-supported photography project that aims to empower Yazidi women through photography. These young women are in a camp (near Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq) for displaced Iraqis, who have fled the advance of ISIS. The women met every day for two months and were taught photography techniques by two Kurdish photographers.
I’ve just watched a news story about the participants and wanted to share it with you as soon as I could.
The following podcast interview was broadcast on Resonance Radio, 104.4FM, London’s art radio station on 22 October for a pilot radio show Framing the Pixel. Anthony Luvera kindly agreed to be my first guest.
Luvera talks about his work with people who have experienced homelessness, the development of the Photographs and Assisted Self-Portraits series and archive, and authorship. Platform for Art presented some of this work, Stories from Gilded Pavements on the London underground in 2005. More recently, the series Gypsy, Pickwick and Ruben was included in London’s This Is Not a Gateway festival.
If you feel like listening, bearing in mind it is my first foray into radio, the programme lasts 30 mins.
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I am co-founder of Tri-pod, a creative initiative supporting lens-based artists with personal projects in process, and am a regular contributor to Photofusion Photography Centre's website, as well as contributing essays to Hotshoe, a quarterly contemporary photography magazine. Previously, I was the editorial content manager and project developer of Frame and Reference, an online visual arts magazine for the South East from 2013-14.
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