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Photography Storytelling Course

This Black History Month, join local photographer, Sylvie Belbouab, and develop your photography skills in this 4-week photography course looking at identity, heritage, fashion and diversity.

What to expect

Participants will be encouraged to bring in objects to discuss their significance with the rest of the group and shoot images with the objects to enhance the findings of the discussions in a creative and artistic way. Personal objects, memory, loss and faith are potential subjects that will emerge. Each session of the course will focus on a different theme exploring our world around us. Finally, all participants will create a collaborative piece of artwork to celebrate their explorations.

Session 1: Still life photography: exploring identity and heritage through objects

Session 2: Fashion photography: capturing cultural fashion

Session 3: Buildings: exploring East London and how places have changed through the years

Session 4: People & Places: capturing the diversity of East London.

About Sylvie Belbouab

Exploring Photography: Women Only Class with Sylvie Belbouab, Poplar Union, photography workshop, women in focus, tower hamlets, poplar

Sylvie is a photographer who has lived in Newham for 20 years. Originally from Nantes in France, she became interested in photography as a teenager, starting with film. Inspired by humanists’ photographers such as Robert Doisneau and Cartier Bresson, she is mostly interested in portraits and capturing people’s personalities and stories.

She is now working on personal projects such as Stories from Newham and Portraits of my Sisters which documents her personal experience living in East London and exploring her identity as a Muslim woman. She is also a community artist and delivers therapeutic photography workshops with various groups.

See her work here: @gbs10_portrait

This event is part of our Black History Month 2022 programme

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