Participatory photography combines visual storytelling with a collaborative group activity: members of a social group or community take photos of their own living environments. Afterwards, the photographs are discussed and analyzed by the group to tell stories about their everyday life and to describe social realities or places. The photographs can also be used as a tool to raise awareness and to initiate social change.
Participatory photography projects are very flexible regarding the topic and run-time. The projects often result in exhibitions or small publications in order to make the visual stories accessible to the public.
In close collaboration with institutions such as museums, socio-cultural facilities or city councils, the Social Photo Club plans and organizes participatory photography projects and accompanies the creative activities of the participating group.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the activities of Social Photo Club are currently limited to digital projects. Stay safe and healthy!