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Our workshop day at Gunnado Farm

Posted by Andrea Lewis

Gunnado Farm has significance for many young people participating in the projectGunnado Farm has significance for many young people participating in the project

Written by Sonal Kantaria

The day began early with a drive out to Gunnado Farm with Chris. We set up the equipment and prepared the room for the arrival of the seven participants at 10am. On the day we had seven participants: Jeremey, Skylah, Nykita, Brettina, Kalicia, Lily and Amber, most of whom had been present for the pre-workshop session at Bundiyarra. This time the young people would be presenting their vision of the day.

The workshop began with a presentation of the idea of a photo story and creating a visual narrative. I presented a photo story which I had undertaken, Born to Shine, on the subject of female gangs in London which was of interest in terms of narrative and subject matter.

The participants were then set a task to document their day using the elements that make up a photo story and paying particular attention to light, angles, composition as well as the narrative. We went through the first set of photographs before the lunch break of which there were some real gems!

Later on in the day we went up to kangaroo point to explore portraits and the final image in the photo story and whilst doing so came across many kangaroos along the way.

The day ended a selection of final photographs for presentation at the end of the workshop which were chosen in conjunction with the young people. There were so many fantastic images to choose from and some real talent within the group.

The final images will be on display at the FIVE community celebration, on the evening of Thursday 8 May.

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