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WORK PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ACAVA photobook project in partnership with the Venture Community Association, West London, Fall 2016

Deadline: September 17, 2016

Email your expression of interest to paula roush, LSBU tutor and                      ACAVA photobook project facilitator: roushp@lsbu.ac.uk

 

 

ACAVA, The Association for Cultural Advancement through the Visual Arts is offering two work placement opportunities this fall semester to London South Bank University Photography students.

The sessions will offer students the opportunity to work with local people (aged 18+) helping them develop their street photography skills, taking great photographs, which will be used in a series of handmade photobooks to be published as part of the project.

 

Duration of work placement:

Saturday, September 24 – Saturday, December 10, 2016

We are asking for a commitment of 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks.

NOTE: ACAVA will cover your travel expenses

 

It is essential for you to:

  • _be available Saturday mornings 10:30- 12:30 from 24 September
  • _have excellent communication skills
  • _have a passion for people and inclusion
  • _be adaptable and accommodating
  • _be consistent and reliable
  • _be happy to work outside in all weather!

 

Educational Objective:               

This work placement opportunity will provide an increased knowledge of working with photography in community settings and familiarity with innovative practices for participatory photographic workshops and photo-therapy techniques with adults.

Upon completing the work placement, the students will be able to assist photographers, educators, and curators with photography participatory workshops.

This work placement can be done for Professional Practice and Promotion credit. Please adhere to the module’s credit guidelines.

 

Under the supervision of the workshop facilitator, the student will be responsible for the following (depending on level of study and previous experience):

  • Support street photography sessions, sharing skills in camera use (DSLR), both manual and automatic modes
  • Support photoshop basic photo editing sessions, getting photos from camera to print
  • Support with book editing and binding (for those with photobook experience)

 

 

Background

 

ACAVA’s project in partnership with the Venture Community Association is designed to provide local people in north Kensington with the opportunity to engage in a creative, active and social activity; getting people moving, thinking creatively, reducing social isolation and improving wellbeing.

 

The photobook project will run for 10 weeks in which paula roush (LSBU photography tutor) will work with 10 local people (18+) once a week to develop a body of work for photobook publishing.

The project is free to attend and open to all skill levels, and will take place at the Venture Centre (photobook workshops) and in the local area of Westbourne Grove /Golborne Rd (street photography)

 

Each session will start with refreshments at the Venture Centre, 103A Wornington Rd, North Kensington, London, W10 5YB.

There will be a 45 minute photobook technical session each week with access to the Venture Centre’s computer suite.

In addition each week will include 45 minutes of outside activity, getting people walking, exploring and engaging with the local area through street photography. These photographs will be used towards the creation of the photobook project.

 

Timetable

 

Saturdays

10:30-12:30

Instruction [45m]

Venture Community Association

Outside Activity in the local area

[45m]

Week 1

24 Sept

Self-publishing; photography books based on walking/ photographing places and spaces; identifying methods used by the photographers (types of walks, points of views, photographic technique: manual vs. automatic exposure, etc) Walk #2

Walk in the neighbourhood, exploring a method to capture photographs; aim: to produce 1st book dummy

Week 2

1 Oct

The book-dummy: a tool for visual thinking; the digital book dummy (using in design software) and the physical book dummy (using paper and scissors); advantages of a hybrid approach, combining the digital with the handmade Walk #2

Each participant to carry on developing and defining their personal point of view

Tips for camera work

Week 3

8 Oct

Photography and the visual structure of the photobook: working with groups, series and sequences. How to work with collections of photographs. Walk #3

Apply the ideas of series as linear progression and sequence as non-linear story telling to a photographic expedition in the neighbourhood; the walk is preceded by planning and the photographs adhere to the plan (rather than being spontaneous)

Week 4

15 Oct

Digital tools for photobook design: how to prepare the photographs to print. Essential tools in Photoshop. Walk #4

Development of photographic technique (urban photography)

 

Week 5

22 Oct

Analogue tools for photobook design: hand-bound books Walk #5

Development of photographic technique (urban photography)

 

Week 6

29 Oct

Printing using laser and inkjet printers; work with different paper samples Walk #6

Development of photographic technique (urban photography)

 

Week 7

5 Nov

Printing using laser and inkjet printers; work with different paper samples Walk #7

Development of photographic technique (urban photography)

 

Week 8

19 Nov

Support with photobook production Walk #8

Development of photographic technique (urban photography)

 

Week 9

3 Dec

Support with photobook production Walk #9

Development of photographic technique (urban photography)

 

Week 10

10 Dec

Finalising photobook editions Walk #10

Development of photographic technique (urban photography)

 

 

 

 

Deadline: September 17, 2016

Email your expression of interest to paula roush, LSBU tutor and                      ACAVA photobook project facilitator: roushp@lsbu.ac.uk