In socially engaged photography and documentary practice, listening and participation can become both the medium and the form, the journey and the destination. This panel will explore relationships between listening and participation. Can listening set conditions for meaningful participation? Can participation produce new opportunities for listening? Is it possible for … Continue reading
This article is reposted from Pete Brook’s website Prison Photography I’ve heard from a couple of folk that when I started Prison Photography, they laughed at its folly. Not only had a bleeding-heart liberal thug-hugger come along to explain a world no-one cared about to no-one in particular, but … Continue reading
Photofusion host four 90-day residencies for emerging participatory lens-based artists. Photofusion is a hub for photographers of all backgrounds in South London. Working in a diverse and challenging borough since 1992, Photofusion has a proud history of community engagement including work with local schools, young offenders, social housing associations and … Continue reading
“…thinking about photography in collaborative terms invites us to reconfigure assumptions about the photographic act in all its stages.” Dr Daniel Palmer is a writer and Associate Professor in the Art Theory Program in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Monash University. His research and professional practice focuses … Continue reading
Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice is a wide-ranging collection of essays in response to the subject of participatory photographic practice. Edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik Published by Fourthwall Books ISBN 978-0-9922404-0-0 Acknowledging that the political and ethical status of photography is never uncomplicated terrain, contributors to this … Continue reading
307 Assignments and Ideas Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern The cover is BUMPY. And it’s a cool project. Assignments by many of Photography as a Social Practice friends in here, including Mark Menjivar, Nolan Calisch, Harrell Fletcher and Susan Meiselas (as well as John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, … Continue reading
The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting calls for the 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program. Since the program’s inception in 2004, they have funded 54 photographers who have gone beyond documenting a human rights or social justice issue to enacting change. It would be a great grant for … Continue reading
Rakma, Nasra, Asli and Zam Zam, Somali Community, Brisbane, Australia 2003 by Shannon Ghannam A former school mate and friend, Shannon Ghannam, is a London-based Australian photography and multimedia professional, who has most recently worked on award-winning Reuters multimedia and photography projects, including The Wider Image and Times of Crisis. … 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.