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Stories We Tell: Online Photography Workshop with Pierre Bureau

Stories We Tell, Photography Workshop, Pierre Bureau, Poplar Union, free photography project, poplar, tower hamlets
Stories We Tell, Photography Workshop, Pierre Bureau, Poplar Union, free photography project, poplar, tower hamlets

Stories We Tell is an inclusive participatory photography project to enable local people with little or no experience of photography to develop the skills necessary to create and share reflections of their own community while having fun.

What to expect

Using the participants’ own cameras, this project aims to help people connect to their community and themselves. These online sessions will start with an introduction to the topic, and a review of the previous weeks’ photos and are designed to build skills and confidence.

There will be an exhibition at Poplar Union of the work produced during this course in early 2022 at Poplar Union.

Please note, this course will take place on Zoom. There are limited places available so please book in advance. If you have any questions about how the course will run, please email Pierre@mindfulphotolab.com.

Ticket & course breakdown

Thursday 18 November – 20 January (breaking for Christmas)

This course will take place via Zoom. The link will be emailed to you prior to the first class.

Please select 18 Nov when booking and this will give you access to all 8 weeks.

Pierre will create a WhatsApp group for all participants to join. If you’re happy to be part of this group, please provide Pierre with your phone number at the first session.

About Pierre Bureau

Stories We Tell, Photography Workshop, Pierre Bureau, Poplar Union, free photography project, poplar, tower hamlets

I’m a photographer and workshop facilitator living in East London. My photographs have been published in The Guardian, the BBC, Geographical, and in 2020 I’ve been shortlisted for The Wellcome Photography Prize. As a photographer who is passionate about human resilience and compassion, I’m helping find solutions through doing photography workshops using photography to explore the poetics of daily life in a playful way and challenges our fears and anxieties.

Website | Social Media: @Mindfulphotolab


This workshop is truly amazing! It sparks your creativity and feels very inclusive. Thank you Poplar Union and Pierre for putting it on, lockdown n°2 would have been much harder without it!” – Stephanie (@stephaniepochet)

Pierre’s workshop has helped me to rediscover the immense beauty of my surroundings, even in the “pressure cooker” of this global pandemic. The practical tips he shared each week made it fun and easy to capture such beauty. I really loved the final assignment whereby we presented a personal story using a select few photographs. It really helped me to see myself, the man behind the camera, in an entirely new way. This workshop has shown me that Pierre is not only a very skilled photographer and teacher, but a man who absolutely loves people! Thank you for sharing your passion with us, Pierre!” – Kenny

The photography workshop became my ‘lifeline’ during lockdown, giving my daily walks both purpose and energy and enabling me to ‘see’ London in a totally different way.” – Paula

Each week we had a new challenging assignment that was exciting. Our group was very friendly and I appreciated your way of teaching and your patience. I was scared during the pandemic but meeting once a week and taking photographs calmed my mind. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience.” – Kaniz

I  just completed a workshop with Pierre. He is a fantastic tutor. He explains things very well and with such enthusiasm, that you feel really inspired and encouraged by him. His passion comes through so much and he includes everyone in the group, giving us all an opportunity to share, in a non rushed way. Pierre has taught us about different techniques and ideas which have really helped us all become creative with our shots. I will never forget the tips he has given me and I’m hoping he does more workshops/courses, so I can learn even more. Thank you Pierre.” – Carol