Photo Faction is a project that involves storytelling in both written and visual forms. Students from six Western Sydney schools will have the opportunity to work with educators from the Australian Centre for Photography to create a series of images that combine to tell a story.
This shared project will see them building on each other’s work, with their collaborations to be published here on A•STAR and exhibited at Parramasala Festival 2017.
As part of this process students will become familiar with visual storytelling and technical aspects of photography. Images created by students will be shared with students from other schools involved in the project and be used as the starting point for written stories.
The writing workshops will be created and led by educators from the Sydney Story Factory and will focus on students’ interpretation of the stories presented in the images. They’ll be encouraged to engage with the idea that images, and the stories told through images, can be interpreted in various ways and used for various purposes.
It will be an interesting way for students to engage with the good and bad elements of living in the image-rich age of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
We look forward to sharing the project as it goes down!