Capturing Identities

1.9.2013 - 30.9.2014
Istanbul, Barcelona


Sibel Erduman –Photography Foundation (Istanbul/Turkey)
Noemi Sas Castilleja - Filmoteca de Catalunya (Barcelona/Spain)

The project aimed to hold regular meetings on photography with high school students from Istanbul and Barcelona during a school term (December 2013 - March 2014), and to use image/photograph as a tool of social change.

Parallel workshops were organized on the basic techniques of photography with 24 high school students from INS Miquel Tarradell (Barcelona) and Kadıköy Vocational High School for Girls (Istanbul) for one semester. During these workshops, after sharing the basic techniques of reflecting emotions in photography, discussions were also held on the decision-making process involved in the shooting of each frame.

Participants used digital cameras to photograph their everyday lives. For the exhibition participants were asked to choose three photographs they have shot and send them to the students living in the other city. Every student commented on the photographs they received. They also wrote comments accompanying the photographs they shot. The exhibition consisting of the selected photographs met with the audiences in Barcelona through June 6-20, 2014 at Filmoteca de Catalunya, and in Istanbul through June 14-July 13, 2014 at Galata House of Photography. In both cities, the students also partook in setting up the exhibitions. Instructors of the workshops in Istanbul were Sibel Erduman and Yücel Tunca, and the instructors of the workshops in Barcelona were Noemí Sas Castilleja, Daniel Vázquez Saavedra, and Alberto Bougleaux.

 


Participating students: Alp Kıyak, Amal El Allame, Azhar Iqbal, Buğra Erdoğan, Diren Ezgi Yıldızkan, Duygu Kiredci, Eliz Naz Demiray, Esra Azgın, Faisal Ashraf, Fatma Zor, Hriday Chandra, Jhon L. Valencia, Mejanur Rahman, Miguel Serrano, Munni Begum, Najam Rauf, Nergis Demir, Onur Bayar, Santiago Espino, Sebastian Rembielak, Tuğçe Bağcı, Tutku Sena Yonter, Yağmur Ocak, Zyrish Gadia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website: http://capturing-identities.blogspot.com.tr


Supporting Organizations: INS Miquel Tarradel Barcelona, Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura Barcelona, Apadrina el teu Equipament Barcelona, Fundacio Tot Raval Barcelona, Kadıköy Vocational High School for Girls Istanbul, Galata Fotoğrafhanesi Istanbul.