The camera is often seen as an image-capturing technology that serves a series of purposes. When these purposes are linked together in a chronology, they form a history of photography. Paying attention to photographic cultures offers us a way to think about power and the way these are negotiated through photographic images.
Using a combination of seminar-style talk, discussion and mini exercise, the workshop offers participants the basic building blocks to explore photographic cultures. Participants are expected to produce a written piece of work which demonstrates a basic understanding of the many ways that photography gains new meaning and value within a community.