Ever since the inception of photography and later, the moving image, visual media has been used to advocate for social change. Now, with visual communication increasing exponentially via the digital democratization of production and publication, it is more important than ever that individuals and organizations working for social justice understand the potential impact images can have and incorporate them effectively into their work.
⦁ Past & Current practice – by exploring the trajectory of visual media for social change, we will investigate a range of issues and approaches relevant to anyone wishing to use images in their work on social justice. This will include looking at a range of visual approaches and best practices.
⦁ Ethics – We will explore issues of representation, collaborative methodologies, security and ‘truth’.
⦁ Impact – Here, we explore how to best prepare a communication strategy, from studying the issue, working with communities / civil society, to audiences / dissemination.
⦁ Practical exercises and discussion groups – A number of practical exercises and discussion groups will allow participants to synthesize what is explored in the workshop.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Robert Godden is Communications & Campaigns Director at Rights Exposure. Previously the Asia-Pacific Campaign Coordinator for Amnesty International, Robert now focuses on building multi-disciplinary advocacy projects with rights holders and local organisations, with a thematic focus on labor migration and contemporary forms of slavery. With over 14 years experience as a human rights campaigner, Robert has worked across the whole of Asia. Previously working from London (2000-2008) and Kathmandu (2009-2011), Robert is now based in Hong Kong (2011-present).
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
This workshop is aimed at both visual practitioners as well as communications / media / campaign managers at I/NGOS.
Date: 5-6 November 2015
Venue: Yala Maya Kendra
Time: 9 am-2 pm
No. of Participants: 15 max
WORKSHOP FEE: Rs. 10,000 + 13% VAT [We are offering two scholarship positions for visual practitioners (photographers, film makers etc). If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please mention why you need the scholarship in your application form.]
DEADLINE: 18 October 2015
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE KIND SUPPORT OF