SOCIAL PHOTO CLUB
The Social Photo Club creates participatory photography projects
Photography is a quick and easy way to document everyday life and individual experiences.
People of all ages are familiar with photography.
Photography conquers language barriers.
Cultural and Arts Education: Photography is a creative way of expression. In participatory photo projects, participants learn how to use photography to tell a story collaboratively.
Community Work: Members of a community, for example the residents of a city district or a marginalized social group, are experts for their own living environment and experiences. With participatory photography, they tell their own stories in their own voices to raise awareness for the issues that matters to them.
Participatory photography projects are very flexible regarding the topic and run-time. They often result in an exhibition or small publication to make the visual stories accessible to the public.
The Social Photo Club is a project run by artist and educator Dr. Sandra Köstler who has long experience with visual storytelling and is teaching participatory photography. The Social Photo Club collaborates with organizations who wish to use participatory photography in a social or educational context. Together with the organization, Social Photo Club plans and organizes the project and accompanies the creative activities of the participating group.