Projecting Power Zine

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Photography created by young participants from a Photo Fringe 2020 festival project has been published in a zine.

Projecting Power: Photography as Activism invited 16-21 year olds to use the medium of photography to analyse systems of power and explore activism from different angles, from the personal to the political, from the documentary photography of Gordon Parks to the self portraits of Zanele Muholi.

The project, enabled by funding from Art Fund and Arts Council England, was made up of a series of online workshops examining how the photograph can be used to document history, tell a story, convey a message, or disrupt the narrative.

Photo Fringe Assistant Producer, Natalie Mitchell, who led the project says

"Photography allows us to keep a moment of history, frozen in time and gives us the ability to use the photograph as a tool for our own intentions.

The workshops were moments to come together, to share stories, to learn from one another and to empower individual experiences with the strength of a collective.

The work published in the Projecting Power Zine is by the talented young participants created both before and during the workshops. It has been such a joy to witness their desire to learn and to grow creatively, particularly in these trying times. Their passion and tenacity has been inspiring."

Designed by Maroa-Isabell Al-Sahlani and printed by ExWhyZed, the zine will be distributed to libraries and organisations across the UK.

To suggest a recipient or request a copy, please contact

Some of the images and accompanying texts can be viewed at this link,

or in the posts linked below.


Symoné Adeymi

Maroa-Isabell Al-Sahlani

Malak Hamdallah

Mars Obonyo

Destinie Paige

Hisham Pryce-Parchment

Shaefali Sakharkar

Sahara Tapfuma Gordon

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