Capturing Our Stories: An Exhibition of Syrian Children’s Photography
- SFU event posting: Capturing Our Stories: An Exhibition of Syrian Children’s Photography. We read and hear the stories of refugees coming to Canada from the perspective of the media and in the news, but what to do they want to say about their own lives and their own experiences?
- Aug 18/06: With Cameras in Hand, Young Syrian Refugees Learn Storytelling by Christopher Cheung, TheTyee.ca
- Aug 26/16: Sense of Place with Minelle Mahtani, Roundhouse Radio
- Aug 30/16: More than refugees: Syrian kids tell their stories their way. CBC On The Coast
- Aug 31/16: Shawk Alani featured by SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Sep 01/16: More than just refugees: Syrian kids tell their stories their way. New photo exhibition puts focus on Syrian kids themselves rather than their story of migration by Jeremy Allingham and Liam Britten, CBC News
- Sep 20/16: Vancouver summer camp empowers Syrian children to tell their own stories, however they want to tell them by Maya Bhullar, rabble.ca
- Sep 26/16: Capturing Our Stories: An Exhibition of Syrian Children’s Photography, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Sara McIntyre is delighted to be one of the facilitators of Capturing Our Stories: An Exhibition of Syrian Children’s Photography.
This summer, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement partnered with the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Moving Ahead Program (MAP) to deliver a series of photography workshops to young Syrian children, with the goal of creating story-telling space to empower the kids to take hold over the narratives that define them. MAP supported children and parents during the whole process. The project aimed at giving them tools and information to explore the use of imagery and artistic expression to tell the stories of their lives.
Shawk Alani conceived and led the initiative, and invited Sara to help out with the curation portion of the process. Sara loved talking with the young photographers to help them choose their selections for the gallery show.
Capturing Our Stories is open to the public from August 31 – September 10 at Interurban Gallery, 1 East Hastings Street in Vancouver. The gallery hours are 1-5 pm.