Projecting Power: Photography As Activism
The Photo Fringe project Projecting Power: Photography as Activism invited young creatives (aged 16-21) to use the medium of photography to analyse systems of power and explore activism from different angles, from the personal to the political, drawing inspiration from the documentary photography of Gordon Parks to the self-portraits of Zanele Muholi.
The project was devised by artist and curator Natalie Mitchell and comprised of a series of workshops examining how the photograph can be used to document history, tell a story, convey a message, or disrupt the narrative. These were moments to come together, to share stories, to learn from one another and to empower individual experiences with the strength of a collective.
Natalie says “It has been such a joy to witness their desire to learn and to grow creatively, particularly in these trying times. Their passion and tenacity has been inspiring.”