Photography as Witness, Memory, Activism, and Recognition
Everyone has their own stories, and the same goes for the LGBTQ+ communities. As members of the LGBTQ+ communities share their unique stories, it brings us to a deeper understanding of the diverse spectrum of gender identities, leading us to grasp the richness of the world we live in.
Tse Ka Man, photographer, media artist and arts educator, has been exploring identity and subjectivity among the LGBTQ+ communities in the US and the Asia-Pacific region. In this workshop series designed for the LGBTQ+ community in Hong Kong, Tse will guide participants to explore photography as an act of self-recognition and to encapsulate their stories in images. The exhibition and public programmes featuring the participants’ work will put a spotlight on these marginalised voice, and illuminate their experiences for a wider audience.
Throughout the 10-month learning process from June 2019 to April 2020, participants will experiment with different forms of expression and story telling by engaging in various genres and strategies of photography and video making. They will also learn new approaches to presenting their self-identification through image-making as a reflection of their subjectivity, perspectives and inner experiences.
The workshop will provide a safe environment for participants to explore presentation of gender, sexuality, gender non-conforming and non-binary identities, as they develop new tools of self-empowerment in their creative practice.
Open call starts from April 2019.
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