Photo course "Telling Stories With Portraits"
6 Jan
β€”
29 Feb
2024
London
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free
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Displaced Dreams: Ukrainian Youth Amidst the Conflict

May 18, 2024

–

May 21, 2024

Stone Nest, 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Dates:
6 Jan
–
29 Feb
Schedule:
Saturdays 11 AM – 2 PM
Place:
Pure Light photography studio, Unit 126, Buspace Studios, Conlan St, London W10 5AP

Photography, because of the apparent ease of its creation, has been questioned from the very beginning. Especially when it came to portrait photography. For example, that photography does not express the soul the way painting does. And indeed, if you just take a picture of a person, you often don't get at all what we see without a camera. And what exactly is it that we see? What makes a photograph a true deep portrait? Filled with meaning and the real presence of the portrayed person? It is the skill of the photographer, not the camera, to take a picture so that the person being photographed says "yes, that's really me".

We'll be talking about it, building our own opinions and, by all means, trying out our theories in practice.

KiNO presents the Portrait Photography Course "History Through Portraiture".

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ We invite teenagers from Ukraine to take part in a free photography course.

πŸ“Έ Classes will take place once a week for two months and at the end, at the end of the course your work will be exhibited.

🎞 In class we will be working with professional Canon photography equipment as well as experimenting with film photography.

What are we going to do?

  • Discuss the role of photography in the modern world
  • Understand the basic settings of a professional camera
  • Work with studio lights in a photo studio
  • Learn the basics of composition
  • Practice shooting with a model, as well as the secrets of working with unfamiliar or unfamiliar people.
  • Collect references for your series
  • Edit the photos you have taken
  • To develop my tapes
  • Print photos using different methods

Who this course is for:

πŸŽ“ For teenagers and young adults from 14 to 20 years old. To participate, you need to fill in the form.

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Dates:
May 18, 2024
–
May 21, 2024
Schedule:

May 18th: Private Grand Opening
May 19th: Screening of Short Films
May 21st: Guided Tours from 17:00 until 20:00

Place:
Stone Nest, 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
About the Exhibition

The Displaced Dreams exhibition presents more than 100 photos and 8 films created by Ukrainian teenagers who found themselves in different locations around the world amidst the turmoil of war - from Zaporizhzhya and Tbilisi to Tallinn and London.

The artworks were produced during workshops led by KiNO, an organisation that offers free photography and filmmaking classes for Ukrainian teenagers and young adults, many travelling for hours at a time to take part in this unique opportunity, to feel a sense of community, to work through their feelings of forced loneliness and to use art in its most powerful form - as a tool of expression.

These stories are not about the war but about what happens against its backdrop - how teenage life flows, what is disturbed, what hurts, what amuses us in times of uncertainty and the navigation of difficult and uncomfortable questions about today's world. The goal is for viewers to not only observe, but also experience and interact with the exhibits. You are invited to meet the young artists who will present their works during this exhibition.

How to cope with apathy in a sudden relocation, or navigate bureaucracy when your life depends on a piece of paper? How to embrace your body when others perceive it as unattractive? How to avoid feeling nostalgic on the subway when the train emerges from a tunnel and the feeling of homesickness overwhelms you? These are some of the questions participants have explored within themselves and their surrounding reality through photography and film.

Venue: Stone Nest is an arts organisation and performance venue in the heart of London's West End, bringing exceptional and experimental art to a wide audience. A hidden gem nestled amidst the bright lights of theatreland, it offers a platform for bold, visionary artists and a space where audiences can encounter an eclectic programme of contemporary performance.

Stone Nest is an old building and unfortunately cannot currently accommodate electric wheelchairs. We can accommodate manually operated wheelchairs at ground floor via a temporary ramp; please let us know that you are a wheelchair user when booking.

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Event Schedule:

May 18th: Private Grand Opening of the Exhibition and Presentation of the KiNO Project
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May 19th: Screening of Short Films by Teens followed by a Q&A Session
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May 21st: Guided Tours from 17:00 until 20:00

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Teachers

Valya Korabelnikova

London
Portrait and event photographer, director of editing, cameraman. Co-founder of KiNO. In her work, she focuses on seeing the spiritual in the ordinary. She explores how our everyday life is connected to our subconscious and dreams, how reality and fiction are inseparable.

Andy Go

London
Soviet-born British photographer and photography teacher. Works a lot with analogue film, doing all the steps: shooting, developing and hand gelatin-silver printing. Participated in exhibitions in the UK, France, Greece, Italy and Russia.

Vera Pirogova

Berlin
Director of fiction and documentary films, a recent graduate of the Baltic School of Film and Media at Tallinn University in Estonia. Co-founder of KiNO.