Socially Engaged, Participatory Photography and Working with Groups with Adrian Wood

Monday, 28th March 7pm - 8:30pm

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There's a growing understanding that photography and the arts are incredibly effective at building bonds and bridges across communities, contributing to wellbeing, inclusion and better mental health. There are increasing numbers of photographic commisions and projects on offer for this type of work that can often be focused on excluded or disadvantaged groups. The work is also stretching and fulfilling for any practising photographer. 

 

Public benefit, often realised through participation and working with groups, is also increasingly important for photographers looking to fundraise for their own projects. If you want to help people, work with others, and contribute to positive social change, we strongly recommend photographers consider this avenue of work. 

 

Photographer and educator, Adrian Wood, walks you through the entire process of getting involved with a community and working with groups, with a primary focus on youth-related and intergenerational projects. 

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Adrian Wood is a photographer, lecturer, educator and mentor. He has exhibited internationally, including Victoria & Albert Museum, Aperture Gallery and Musee de Elysee (Switzerland). He divides his practice between creating and exhibiting personal work, commissions and participatory projects in collaboration with galleries, schools and community organizations. His work focuses on participatory projects that encourage young people to use photography as a new way of seeing by using the camera to re-examine their own environment and themselves in relation to their communities, society and the wider world.

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Who is this event for?
 
This event is open to all. It’s particularly aimed at photographers and photographic artists either interested in setting up their own photographic or creative visual business, or in the early stages (first 3-4 years) of it. It will also be useful for anyone working as a photographer who is planning a change or feels their business could do with some refreshing, as well as recent graduates.

As with all Redeye’s events, the course is informal, friendly, welcoming and a safe space. We encourage attendance from all sections of the community regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or social class. We want everyone to be able to access this course so if you have any particular needs or restrictions, please let us know so we can work with you. 

 

When?

This event takes place on Monday, 28th March 7pm - 8:30pm, 2022.
 
There are 18 sessions in the full It's Your Business course which run across various dates in January to April - see here breakdown of dates. If you are interested in several sessions it's probably more cost effective for you to buy a full course ticket.
 

Where?
 
Online! You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. These events will take place over Zoom.
 

Tickets
 
Tickets for individual sessions are £12.50 for Redeye members and a full price ticket is £16.50. 

Full course tickets are £145 for Redeye members and £190 for non-members.

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