In a world in which countless images pour into our daily lives, we have become authors of untold stories and creators of images that speak louder than words. Thana Faroq will offer a workshop for those interested in practical considerations when conducing visual storytelling. Thana will give an overview of the power of storytelling and visualizing the invisible by capturing life’s moments. She will draw on stories she has produced over the course of the conflict in her home country Yemen.
The workshop will cover the following aspects:
Photography 101: understanding photography from the ground, covering basic technical aspects, such as the tools and concepts of light and composition
How to build a photo story based on observations of your environment, and the way you interact with your surrounding.
How to engage your audience with your stories and encourage them to reflect on the subject matter.
Participants are asked to bring a digital photo device (smart phone camera is sufficient) and a means to share photographs with the rest of the participants (USB, wifi). The workshop is targeted at those with an interest in the story behind an image and does not require any preexisting photographic expertise - all levels welcome.
Beyond Borders extents its thanks to the Visual Research Methods Group at the University of Edinburgh for hosting this workshop.