What’s involved in community collaborations? How are relationships developed and conducted? How can photographers work with topics or in regions which are politically sensitive?
Community collaborations are often complex processes, raising many ethical issues and contextual considerations.
Join photographers Arpita Shah and Sonal Kantaria to learn more about the approaches they adopt in their practices when photographing communities.
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Sonal Kantaria is a visual artist and academic based in London and holds a Masters in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, UK. She is currently undertaking her PhD in Film Studies at King’s College London. Her film and photography work has been exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally. Most recently her film work After the crow flies was screened at Ikon Gallery, UK (2018) and at the Whitechapel Gallery, UK (2017). The film was also selected for the BAFTA recognised Aesthetica Film Festival, UK (2016).
Her project Naseeb: Trafficked was presented as a solo exhibition both at the Perth Centre for Photography in 2013 and in 2012 by at Next Level Projects in London (presented by Autograph). The work was also selected and exhibited by the Photographers Gallery London for FreshFacedandWildEyed11. In 2013 she was invited by Curtin University in Western Australia as a visiting academic to facilitate and run a refugee settlement project: teaching photography and enabling community photographic projects with groups of young refugees. She was also commissioned as a community artist by DADAA to devise and teach a number of photography workshops to Aboriginal teenagers (2014 - 2016).
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Banner images: 1) Sonal Kantaria, Kalaya, from the series Traces, 2013. 2) Arpita Shah, Sari, Reshma. From Purdah – The Sacred Cloth (2013). 3) Sonal Kantaria, Tyesha, from the series Aboriginal Teenagers, 2014.
Page images, from top left: 1) Arpita Shah, Sari, Reshma. From Purdah – The Sacred Cloth (2013). 2) Kalicia, from the series Aboriginal Teenagers (Sonal Kantaria, 2014)
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