The Local Lens: Engaging communities through participatory photography
Tuesday, October 29
12:00pm – 1:00pm ET
For coastal fishing communities in Zavora, Mozambique, the ocean is a way of life. Yet coastal overfishing threatens this small and dynamic community on the southeastern coast. Designing a lasting solution first requires understanding the community and the perspective of people. One way to do that is through participatory photography.
Working with renowned photographer, Jason Houston, Rare gave cameras to four community members to document their lives and share their experiences through their own lens. What emerged was a personal look at the daily lives of the people of this extraordinary place along Mozambique’s Wild Coast.
Join Houston and Rare’s BE.Center for a free webinar exploring how participatory photography can be used as a powerful tool for practitioners looking to engage communities and better understand their world.
During this webinar, you will:
- See stunning photos from this fishing community shot both by Jason Houston and members of the community
- Hear from Jason Houston about his experience embedding himself in a fishing community
- Learn the core principles of participatory photography and how you can apply it in your own work to gain insight into community experiences