Participatory Photography Workshop

Together with (8) Syrian girls, we have explored the art of photography through visual education, storytelling and content creation. Photography is approached as an art form and a tool for self-expression, as well as a means for empowerment and self-awareness. During the months of working side by side, photography has been the background to reflect on various themes of interest to the girls, in particular related to their educational and working opportunities in Gaziantep as young refugee women. We have worked together to create and build individual and group narratives around chosen themes, ultimately creating a comprehensive body of work that reflects the visions and intentions of all participants and myself as their mentor and guide.
Photography is known to be a tool for self expression and empowerment. We strive to give girls the opportunity and tools to develop a sense of belonging and value to personal creations, to observe their context and social relationships under new lenses, to stimulate creativity and alternative thinking.
Some girls are not enrolled in formal education or have few educational opportunities. A photography course will teach them new skills and at the same time provide them with a free and personal space to understand, shape and reimagine the context and reality in which they live.
Carola Cappellari (Coordinator and Artistic Director)
Carola Cappellari
Carola is a visual artist, photographer and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in photojournalism and documentary photography from the University of the Arts in London and a Masters in Migration and Intercultural Integration. As a photographer you have completed several projects that revolve around the themes of migration, family and mental health.
  • develop a sense of belonging and recognize the value in your work
  • increase self-esteem
  • develop teamwork skills
  • develop empathy and understanding of others
  • recognize the skills of others and turn differences into a positive resource / opportunity to learn from each other
  • reflect on their status and possibilities as young Syrian women in Gaziantep
  • enhance the process of imagination and challenge perceptions and rethink common paradigms
  • understanding the basic principles of photography (lighting, exposure, focus), compositions and building narrative narratives
  • develop tools for self-narration, interpersonal relationships and the environment
  • multimedia storytelling skills
  • Syrian teenage girls without educational opportunities and with expressive needs to give voice to their identity
  • Family members and family members of the community in which they live
  • Intensive sessions for groups of 8 Syrian teenagers in Gaziantep
  • Exhibition of the best works of the workshoop
  • Photographic catalog of the workshop
  • Publication of a project booklet
Active dal 2022 (01/03)
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Gallery (selection of photographs)

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