Workshops & Courses
Schools Workshop: Exhibitions
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Nadia Bettega leads a workshop with pupils. Photo: Camille Beckmann
This exhibition workshop looks at Human Rights Human Wrongs and asks pupils to consider and critique the role of press photography in recording and reporting on global Human Rights issues.
Pupils will look closely at and discuss the work on show, considering the subject of the photographs, their original context and how they have been presented in this exhibition.
Following this, they will undertake practical assignments related to cropping, sequencing and context to tell a story and influence a reading.
By taking part in this workshops pupils will gain knowledge and understanding about:
- the role of press photography in our understanding of human rights issues,
- the political and ethical issues surrounding representation,
- how representations of events and subjects are constructed,
- how a photograph's meaning can change in different contexts,
As well as practical skills related to:
- cropping, captioning and sequencing photographs to influence their reading.
Due to the nature of the images in the exhibition this workshop is not suitable for primary school pupils.
The Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibition contains photographs that may be disturbing to viewers due to the graphic or violent nature of the subject matter. Guardian/ parental guidance is advised. We recommend you make a pre-visit before bringing your group to the gallery .