Worskhop with Tanya Habjouqa in San Francisco, USA: Intimacy of Place and Tools of Telling

Together with NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa, explore the ways you can move beyond linear narrative to create to create a felt experience for your audience. Explore critical theory around issues of representation, community engagement, participatory approaches, and the ethical considerations of using storytelling as a tool for social change.

Link here to the call for applications: http://bit.ly/2CsIMEN

The 4-day workshop will focus on:

  • exploring what motivates your photographic practice
  • defining your project and approach
  • expanding research and access
  • storytelling and photographic strategies
  • photography as “writing”

CLASS SIZE

10 students

MEETING DATES

Thursday, February 28 - Sunday, March 3, 2019 All classes meet from 9 AM to 5 PM in the SF Camerawork Conference Room

 Jordan, 2013

KILL ME INSTEAD! Fadia, 19, traces cracks in the walls of her rented apartment as she describes the death of her father. After returning home from his job as a construction laborer, shortly before the dawn prayer, he collapsed right away onto his bed, dusting the sheets with the debris that fell from his work clothes. Not long after, the shabiha (pro-regime militia) burst into their home and shot him, execution style, in the head. He had barely woken up. When Fadia?s little brother wailed in fear, the guns were turned on him. Fadia screamed, ?Kill me instead!? Both were spared. She now lives with her aunt on the outskirts of Amman in a crowded one-bedroom apartment with fifteen extended family members. They survive by digging through trash containers and finding remnants of bread to dry and sell to herders. This earns them a couple of dollars a day.

Tanya Habjouqa / NOOR