Trinity Centre to host six-week photography & activism workshopPosted on: 31 Aug 2021
Photographers of all abilities are invited to get involved as part of Trinity's Art of Resistance project.
The Trinity Centre have announced a full schedule for Activism Through The Lens, a six-week workshop exploring the power of photography in supporting at-risk communities and documenting protest movements.
Led by renowned local photographer Khali Ackford, participants will have the opportunity to go on field trips to cultural institutions, try some on-location shooting, chat with activist artists and get practical advice on how to make political statements through imagery.
Places on the course are available on a pay-what-you-can basis, starting at £7 plus booking fee. Find out more and secure yours here.
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Khali Ackford is recognised as having taken some of the most striking images of Bristol's 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
Alongside his background in music and events photography, Ackford has been on the scene at protests and rallies across the city, recently documenting the volatile city centre Kill the Bill protests in July.
Using examples of his own work as well as his contemporaries, Khali will delve into the notion of elevating subjects through photography during the Activism Through The Lens workshop, and how the craft can support communities under threat.
The six-week programme has been organised as part of Art of Resistance, an ongoing two-year research project commissioned by the Trinity Centre documenting Bristol's relationship with art and activism.
Open to beginner and intermediate photographers, sessions will be taking place on Thursday 16 September, Sunday 26 September, Saturday 2 October, Saturday 9 October, Saturday 16 October and Friday 22 October.
Sessions 1 and 6 will be taking place at the Trinity Centre in BS2, while Sessions 2-5 will be on-location.
For more information on Activism Through The Lens, to get in touch with the team or to book your place on the course, head to the Trinity Centre's website.
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