The purpose is to give participants some knowledge of basic photography and photojournalism to tell a story (storytelling) through photography, using whatever tools they have (pocket camera, mobile phone, etc.) and maximizing their capacities.
The idea was first created when I worked, as a photographer, with UN agencies and NGOs in Myanmar. Most of humanitarian agencies need photos for their reports/website/publications/ etc.), and their field staff are key/privileged observers of the beneficiaries’ daily life.
When I was in Sarajevo, I broaden the class attendance to persons from Bosnia and other European countries, with various backgrounds, offering them the opportunity to enhance their personal skills and capacities.
This approach is meant to continue in other countries in the future.
- UN-Habitat Myanmar - 3 days intensive of 'Basic Photography and Photojournalism Workshop', 10 participants (Field Staff), 2012.
- Welthungerhilfe Myanmar - weekly of Basic Photography and Photojournalism Course, 8 participants (field staff), 2014.
- Independent Project in Bosnia - Bi-weekly Basic Photography and Photojournalism Course, 12 participants (Bosnian and other european countries), 2015.
The website is made as continuation of my photojournalism class project. It's created as a showcase of the participants' works (during/after the course or recent work). It contains single images or/and photo stories and participants can always update their page with new works/on going projects. It is expected that both participants and public visitors can see and learn from various facets of photojournalism work in different countries.