In partnership with Fast Forward: Women in Photography, Autograph worked with seven women from refugee backgrounds who identify as LGBTQIA+ from the Rainbow Sisters, a network facilitated by the charity Women For Refugee Women.
The group were supported to develop creative story-telling and visual literacy skills to document their lives. Working in response to a poetry session led by Josephine Carter, participants considered how words and language can sit together with images, using the guided storytelling framework: I Was / I Am / I Will Be. The group then worked with artist Aida Silvestri to create polaroid images with a focus on gesture and pose.
Keep scrolling to see some of the works they produced, reflecting on notions of identity, cultural and sexuality, and ways in which we can utilise technical aspects of photography to support story-telling processes.
A collaborative mentoring programme, developing visual literacy skills and confidence, delivered in partnership with Fast Forward: Women in Photography and Women for Refugee WomenFind out more
The programme is part of a wider collaborative project that includes national partners: Impressions Gallery, Bradford; National Gallery of Scotland; Women for Refugee Women, London; Work Show Grow, London.
This project is funded by the University for the Creative Arts and through an EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Engagement Fellowship awarded to Anna Fox at Fast Forward by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UKRI (AHRC).
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