Join us in July 2023 for an exciting photography workshop with Lebanese photographers: Lara Chahine and Rania Matar. Together we will be exploring gender inequalities and how they manifest in the built environment. We will be visiting different communities and contexts across Lebanon where CatalyticAction has implemented projects and developed strong relationships with local communities: Beirut, Central Bekaa and El Mina (Tripoli).
The CatalyticAction 2023 Photography Workshop will focus on the theme of gender inequalities and how they manifest in the built environment. Lebanon is a context of deep and structural gender inequalities, with one of the highest overall gender gaps in the world, ranking 119 out of 146 countries in the World Economic Forum Gender Gap report 2022. In many Arab communities, urban space is by default, male space.
Through photography as a medium, we will seek to reflect on gender inequalities within the built environment, and in particular in public spaces – a very relevant topic in the current international debate.
The workshop’s field activities will be happening in the format of site visits to give you the opportunity to experience different contexts of Lebanon; from the charming neighbourhood of Mar Mikhael in Beirut, to the vibrant sea promenade in the city of El Mina in North Lebanon, to the busy towns within agricultural plains of the Bekaa valley.
The workshop’s desktop activities will be an opportunity to learn photography from expert photographers and reflect on the field work. These will be conducted in the community centre that we rehabilitated in the neighbourhood of Karantina in response to the 2020 Beirut port explosion.
During this workshop you will be working alongside professionals and local community members. You will also be visiting many of CatalyticAction’s projects, experiencing firsthand the positive impact of our work.
The workshop participation fee is 520 GBP.
Your participation in this workshop will support CatalyticAction’s ongoing activities in Lebanon, hence contributing to empower vulnerable children, youth and their communities.
The deadline to receive applications is Tuesday 23 May 2023. Apply as soon as possible to reserve your spot – space is limited!
CatalyticAction 2023 photography workshop is open to all students and professionals aged 18 + with an interest in photography.
To apply, please fill out the online application form below.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com.
We are looking forward to receiving your application and to welcoming you to Lebanon soon!
Disclaimer: Please note that once the applicant has paid the participation fee and wishes to withdraw for any reason after the payment deadline, CatalyticAction reserves the right not to refund the fee. Only if the workshop is cancelled, all participants will be refunded.
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