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July 2016

Hello and welcome to our July Newsletter!

This month we interview the award winning photographer Laura Pannack on her approach to photography, and PhotoVoice exhibits at the Atelier photography festival.

In support of Refugee Week, we're running a series of news items, including refugees living in South London sharing their thoughts through photography, photographers Paul Hill and Maria Falconer experiencing life with ‘the illegals’ - a community of refugees living between borders; and Bobby Smith, an Applied Theatre and Community Education Facilitator, explores participatory arts programmes in Tindouf refugee camps. Elsewhere, the photographer Alexander Mourant concludes his journey through Africa with the RAW foundation, an organisation that aims to reduce plastic and promote sustainable re-usable solutions.

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Ten Questions with… Laura Pannack

Renowned and award-winning photographer Laura Pannack talks photography, ethical issues and why charities should value their photographers.

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Atelier des Photos et des Mots

Exciting participatory photography projects are brought together at the Atelier festival in France. Zoe Wright, PhotoVoice Communications Intern focusses on the PhotoVoice exhibition and discussion panel.

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My Life in South London

Against a backdrop of growing debate about the refugee crisis, James Hopkirk ran a participatory photography project with the South London Refugee Association.

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The Illegals

A community stuck between borders and living in a forested area on the Greek/Macedonian border share their story with photographers Paul Hill and Maria Falconer.

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The role of the arts in Partnership and Solidarity Between Borders

What part can the arts play in international development? Bobby Smith, an Applied Theatre and Community Education Facilitator explores participatory arts programmes in the Tindouf refugee camps in Algeria.

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Join PhotoVoice at Shutter Hub OPEN 2016

Join PhotoVoice on 12 July at Shutter Hub OPEN 2016 and explore the possibilities of photography for wider social change.

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Reaching Cape Point

Alexander Mourant brings us the final blog in a five-part series on his time traveling through Africa with the RAW foundation. He writes of the painful contrast between the beautiful Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the local landfill site.

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Get Trained Up!

With our July course fully booked, there's still time to grab a place on our September training. The 3-day course is a must for anyone wanting an introduction to understanding, designing, managing and facilitating a participatory photography project.

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Feature image: © Laura Pannack ‘Graham World press’

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