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Participatory Photography Course (14 Weeks)

Meridian Raw CIC

Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Participatory Photography Course (14 Weeks)

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Future Focus Project Free Ticket   more info 12 Tickets 14 Jun 2017 Free  

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This participatory photography course is a free 14-week course that enables participants to create their own photo-story or photographic theme and build a portfolio of images. Over the 14-weeks participants you will take part in the following activities:

  • Create a photographic theme on Positivity or The Future

  • Create your own photo-story, theme or portfolio of image

  • Take part in innovative photo-dialogue exercises

  • Learn and develop basic camera skills

  • Photography trips to Poltimore House & Ashclyst Forest 

  • Mystery tour of Exeter!

  • Learn how to plan your photography project

  • Work in a safe environment within small groups

  • Curate images for an exhibition

  • Take part in a fun and creative activity

This course will be taking place at Exeter Community Centre and will begin on Thursday 15th June 2017 and will finish on 28th September 2017 and all of the workshops will run from 10:00am - 1:00pm.

Throughout the course we would like you to have access to a digital camera, so please bring along your digital camera or digital phone so the facilitator is able to see what equipment you will be using in the project. If you do not have access to a digital camera then we maybe able to supply one, however, we only have a very limited number.

This participatory photography course is part of the The Future Focus Project, which is a one-year community project in Exeter that uses photography as a means of engagement and empowerment and is managed by Meridian Raw CIC and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  There are three, 14-week courses planned within this project, one starting in November and two further course in 2017, along with an end of project exhibition.  

The main aims of this participatory photography project is to provide the opportuniy for communities to come together in a creative project and develop their own photo-story, photographic theme or portfolio or images. In addition, participants will be encouraged to develop their photography skills through innovative activities and photographic tasks.   

Header Image: Gannetts, Bass Rock, Scotland © Francesco Pachuk /Meridian Raw CIC/Devon Grapevine 2015

Do you have questions about Participatory Photography Course (14 Weeks)? Contact Meridian Raw CIC

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Exeter Community Centre
17 St David's Hill
EX4 3RG Exeter
United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

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Meridian Raw CIC

Meridian Raw CIC is a social enterprise that uses photography as an empowerment tool for marginalised communities and socially excluded individuals. We help to bring about social change and advocacy through creative participatory photography workshops and participatory photography training. To achieve this, we place the camera in the hands of the user and provide them with the opportunity to create a photo-stories or themes that are personal, self-reflective or that highlight issues that affect them directly or that can affect their community. We also provide training to organisations and individuals who want to deliver their own participatory photography projects to their clients and their communities.


Our Vision

To provide a voice for people who are socially excluded and for communities that are marginalised and to help individuals to share their stories to a wider audience.


Our Mission

To develop empowerment platforms for underprivileged communities and socially excluded individuals by using creative participatory photography techniques and facilitate photographic narratives that can provide opportunities for social change, advocacy and self-representation. To work in collaboration with charities, NGOs and community organisations to provide bespoke participatory photography workshops that work as an empowerment tool for participants. This form of photography workshops can also provide an opportunity for self-reflection, highlight the need for social change and can provide a platform for advocacy.


Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers -Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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