Exploring East Village through photography with Hajia Dahiru


Event details

Date
July 15, 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Finish Time:
12:00 pm

Location
The Lab E20, East Park Walk

In this free, two-hour photography walk, participants will explore the architecture, structures and shops in and around the E20 area.

Participants will meet in The Lab E20, East Park Walk, and a local guide will lead the walk and discuss the local history. The participants will be taught the fundamentals of photographing cityscapes, landscapes and abstract images.

Participants will learn about architectural photography and explore lines, shapes, forms and textures. They will be encouraged to photograph specific areas around East Village, the park, buildings structures, and locations that resonate with them. Participants may want to focus on architecture and landscape, or photograph people who have an interesting connection to the area.

This workshop is open to all levels and suitable for anyone over 12 years old with an interest in local architecture, portraiture and photography.

Please bring your own camera or smartphone, and wear comfortable shoes for walking. No equipment will be provided.

About Hajia Dahiru

London based photographer, Hajia Dahiru, has lived in Newham for the last 10 years. She has had the support of the Rosetta Arts Accelerator Programme, which helps kickstart the careers of local emerging artists.

Hajia started her career as a product photographer and has recently shifted her focus to architecture, bringing her image capturing skills to dwell on forms and shapes. Hajia believes photography is the language of self expression and that it inspires of all her visual artwork. Living in London has meant she is able to always explore new ways of approaching architectural photography.

Hajia’s affinity with the East Village neighbourhood led to Get Living’s commission for this project, as part of its 10th birthday celebrations for it’s portrait exhibition ‘Where We Belong.’

Hajia loves sharing her photography skills with other like-minded people especially when she is teaching or delivering community workshops. She frequently works with Rosetta Arts, where she currently delivers accredited and non-accredited Digital Photography and Darkroom courses.

Event details

Date
July 15, 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Finish Time:
12:00 pm

Location
The Lab E20, East Park Walk

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