“As part of Taking Part Residency at Photofusion I am hoping to continue working with marginalized communities in London affected by processes of ‘urban regeneration’, using participatory photography as a tool to create counter narratives to the prevalent mainstream narrative. While forces of displacement are pushing people to migrate, more… Continue reading
“What if the spirit behind the Root’s 1996 “What They Do” could be re-imagined as a manual for reframing our suspicions of criminal affiliation? With the increasing power of photography to incriminate, corroborate or exonerate when it is called as evidence, this new work for Taking Part will investigate questions… Continue reading
“The Taking Part residency is an extremely exciting opportunity, which acknowledges a rich history of community-based photographic practice within the UK, but also highlights the way in which methodologies of participation and collaboration––making work with people, rather than taking photographs of people––is becoming an increasingly refined and innovative contemporary practice.… Continue reading
How do you tell a story of an undocumented immigrant? In my first approach I tried using the sheer documentary mode of telling a visual story, just to find out I still couldn’t get a grip on the complete story. For the project A Possible Life, I tried a… Continue reading
Photographer Wendy Ewald joins host Harry Kreisler in a discussion of her craft, shares her thoughts on working with children, and reflects on using a camera as an educational tool in Conversations with History In a 1998 video interview with Wendy Ewald, American historian Harry Kreisler acknowledges the complex… Continue reading
first published September 21st, 2017 at Strange Fire Collective Gemma-Rose Turnbull is an Australian artist, writer, Senior Lecturer in photography at Coventry University, and the joint Course Director of the MA Photography and Collaboration with Anthony Luvera, which is due to launch in January 2018. Gemma’s research interests lie… Continue reading
first published January 28th, 2016 at Strange Fire Collective Mark Strandquist is a cultural organizer who has spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to build empathy and support for social justice movements. At the core of his practice is the belief that those most… Continue reading
The work of Magnum Photos’ Diàna Markosian takes documentary photography into new, collaborative territory where the subject becomes co-creator. Ahead of their interview at PhotoLondon, photographic director Rebecca McClelland talks to Markosian about her process This article was originally published on CREATIVE REVIEW and is republished here with permission. This… Continue reading
17 years of photography workshops in the same community: A conversation with Moira Rubio Brennan and Miriam Priotti, directors of PH15. As participatory, collaborative and community-based photography projects proliferate, initiatives that stand the test of time stick out from the crowd. This is not to say that projects… Continue reading
A round table discussion with several photographers discussing the theme of community photography from Photoworks Collaboration Issue. Topics address questions such as the definitions surrounding collaborative photography practices, an overview of several artistic traditions which have converged in contemporary community photography, and the dynamics between photographer artists and their audiences.… Continue reading
This is a snippet from an amazing conversation between Anthony Luvera and Stefanie Braun in Critical Cities Volume 2; Ideas, knowledge and agitation from emerging urbanist SB: The photographs in this project are taken by homeless or ex-homeless people. The creation of each ‘self-portrait’ is assisted by you, but… Continue reading
Reposted from Prison Photography April 27, 2015 GIVING POWER TO THE PEOPLE Sol Aramendi is an absolute force. Community smarts, a big heart and bloody hardwork makes her THE instigator for photography and inquiry among the immigrants living in New York city. Project Luz, an organization she founded, delivers photography workshops. Most… Continue reading
Nigel Poor, Helena Acosta and Violette Blue were introduced by email on the 22nd of January 2015 for the Open Engagement blog project, produced by Gemma-Rose Turnbull, and asked to speak to their shared interests for this blog. What follows is excerpts from their emailed conversations. Nigel Poor: Professor of… Continue reading
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“The problem with people being denied the very basic control over their own images is that they lose control over their stories, their histories…collaborative portraiture is all about a gesture…The fact that you have to be slow, that it’s physical, that it’s in the street… the process is the gesture.”… Continue reading
Mark Menjivar: Hey Jason. Thanks so much for agreeing to answer some questions. I have been following your work for some time now and we have had some email exchanges over the years, but we have never had any in-depth conversations. I have always been drawn to the way you… Continue reading
“I have always been a social practice artist, even when I didn’t have the term and called myself a photographer. When the term social practice became common, I felt a second sense of relief. I finally had a space to put myself…” – Stephanie Diamond
Stephanie Diamond is a New York City based social practice artist. Her work ensures that humans take care of themselves as individuals within a public. Her projects explore self-care, personal practice and individual awareness as a catalyst for being of service to communities. She runs Listings Project, her free weekly email of real estate and opportunities listings serving artists, creative communities and beyond.
You can read the rest of Stephanie’s account of transitioning from calling herself a photographer to being a social practice artist on the Open Engagement 100 Days/100 Questions blog project here.