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Philosophy

Creating a habitual practice of using photography as a tool to look mindfully at our selves and at things as they naturally are through play and creativity; cultivating a learning space where we learn together and we learn from each other, via thinking through images.


Why do you take photographs?

What makes you decide to press the shutter or make that image?

What is your process/method of taking photographs or making images?

What is your relationship with photography? 

What does photography means to you?




 

Understanding Self through Photography「告白鏡像」自我認知攝影課程

partnership with HKUSpace

8 sessions / 2 hours 
small groups of min 6 and max 8
language: Cantonese or English


Objectives

  • gain self-awareness and self-knowledge 
  • allow us to discover our strengths and qualities 
  • stimulate our creativity and self-expression 
  • build relationships with others and with peers
  • develop visual literacy and narration skills 
  • learn about self-portraiture works and develop critical and creative thinking through studying them 

Berger said, 'every image embodies a way of seeing... every time we look at a photograph, we are aware, however slightly, of the photographer selecting that sight from an infinity of other possible sights.' How are we looking at the world reflects who we are as creators. In this workshop, we are using the camera to look deep in ourselves. Through studying the works of others and creating our own work, not only can we develop visual literacy but also discover our strengths and qualities, ask difficult questions about ourselves and find our own answers. This course is for anyone who is interested in challenging your current photographic practices, explore your subconscious self, develop a more intimate relationship with yourself, or even just to learn about photography. It is a stepping stone to personal vision and building your own body of work.

 

Self and Self-Portraits 「欣賞我相」認知自我攝影課程

9 sessions / 1 hour 
small groups of min 6 and max 8
language: Cantonese or English


Objectives

  • gain self-awareness and self-knowledge  
  • allow us to discover our desired self, shadow self and animas/animus self 
  • stimulate our creativity and self-expression  
  • build relationships with others and with peers  
  • learn about self-portraiture works and develop critical and creative thinking through studying them  
  • develop visual literacy 

Psychologist Lacan said, 'looking at ourselves in the mirror becomes our first understanding of self.’ The camera acts as a mirror for us to look at ourselves and explore who we are. Through studying the works of others and creating our own work, not only do we develop visual literacy but also discover our varying sides (the persona, shadow, animus and anima) of ourselves. This course is for anyone who is interested in learning about themselves through creative means.

 

Creative Photography for Children Workshop 小朋友看世界:兒童創意攝影工作坊

8 sessions / 1 hour 
small groups of min 4 and max 8
age group: 7-11 years old (P1-P6) 
language: Cantonese or English


Objectives

  • develop children’s aesthetics sensibility ie. how to be mindful and appreciate beauty in our daily life, how to define beauty by discerning our preferences  
  • develop visual literacy and narrating abilities so to better communicate and understand our increasingly image-based world 
  • develop children’s critical thinking to images  
  • stimulate children’s self-expression of their ideas and emotions  
  • nurture children’s creativity and autonomy  
  • enhance relationship with peers

Images directly influence our thoughts and feelings, due to its resemblance to our sight. 

In our increasingly image-based world, it is almost unusual to pass a day without seeing a photograph, whether in prints, online or on a device. At the same time, the camera is rapidly becoming our everyday tool to communicate and express ourselves. For children who are continuously developing their cognition and emotion abilities, it is also important for them to develop abilities to understand, judge, and communicate via images in our image-consuming era.

Each session we will pick a topic that is closely related to children’s daily life experience e.g. self, home, family, friends, school etc. We will guide your child to explore the topic via looking and discussing found images together, and using a camera or printed images to self-express and create. We will then adopt a philosophical thinking methodology to explore, discuss and reflect together the artworks that were created.

 

Parent-Child Photography Workshop 小朋友看世界:親子攝影工作坊

4 sessions / 1-1.5 hours  
small groups of min 2 pairs of parent-child and max 5 pairs 
age group: 4-6 years old (K2-K3)  
language: Cantonese or English


Objectives

  • enhance parent-child relationship  
  • discover children’s strengths and qualities 
  • provide space for children’s creativity and autonomy  
  • stimulate children’s self-expression of their ideas and emotions  
  • nurture children’s creativity and autonomy  
  • develop critical thinking to images

Do you know your child's inner world? Are you nurturing them as their true selves?

Photography is an excellent tool for gaining insight into children's perspectives, nurturing their creativity and self-expression as well as developing their critical thinking and autonomy. 

Sharing a camera between you and your child, each session we will pick a topic that is closely related to you and your child’s daily life experience eg. “what is beauty”, “what is fun” etc as a theme to discuss and take photographs of. We will first briefly discuss the chosen topic together as a group before giving instructions for that day’s "photoshoot time". “photoshoot time” in every session is the magic time and space for you and your child to play and explore together, to create and express freely via the camera. Before the session ends, we will gather back to share and reflect on the images that were created between you and your child.