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Exploring Photography: Women Only Class with Sylvie Belbouab

Exploring Photography: Women Only Class with Sylvie Belbouab, Poplar Union, photography workshop, women in focus, tower hamlets, poplar
Exploring Photography: Women Only Class with Sylvie Belbouab, Poplar Union, photography workshop, women in focus, tower hamlets, poplar

Join this women-only photography course facilitated by local artist, Sylvie Belbouab, to develop photography skills in a safe and relaxed environment.

What to expect

During the 6 sessions, you will look at different photography techniques that will help you capture your everyday life and document various situations with a particular focus on reflecting on identity. Each week you will look at different female photographers and learn from their experience and work. Throughout the sessions, the group will develop a body of work that will be exhibited at Poplar Union as part of our International Women’s Day festival, Women in Focus in March.

All abilities welcome. This course for those who identify as female.

Alongside this women-only course, we are running a men-only course facilitated by local photographer, Pierre Bureau. Find out more here.

There will be a joint workshop bringing together participants from both groups to discuss each others work. This will be held at Poplar Union on Wednesday 16 March at 10am.

About Sylvia Belbouab

Exploring Photography: Women Only Class with Sylvie Belbouab, Poplar Union, photography workshop, women in focus, tower hamlets, poplar

Sylvie is a photographer who has lived in Newham for 20 years. Originally from Nantes in France, she became interested in photography as a teenager, starting with film. Inspired by humanists photographers such as Robert Doisneau and Cartier Bresson, she is mostly interested by portraits and capturing people’s personalities and stories.

She is now working on personal projects such as’ Stories from Newham‘ and ‘Portraits of my Sisters‘ which are documentaries about her personal experience living in East London, exploring her identity as a muslim woman. She is also a community artist and delivers therapeutic photography workshops with various groups.


Part of Women in Focus Festival, 2022

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Next date: Wed 9 February 10am-12pm

£3 / £15 for all 6 sessions
Age range: 16+

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