Planet G(reece) #2: Doc & Photography

The workshop is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Have you ever tried telling an entire story in pictures? Amie Williams, the co-founder of Global Girl Media and Louisa Gouliamaki, a photo correspondent for Agence France Presse (AFP),  will teach a workshop in photojournalism and visual storytelling, where your main medium will be still imagery. Participants will visit a news agency and shadow real-life photojournalists, before they take to the streets of Athens to capture their own stories. Armed with cameras (smartphones could work too!), we will go on the hunt for meaningful moments and the interviews that go with them. At the end of the workshop, we will take stock of everything we’ve shot, create a storyline and set our images in motion to create a short documentary made of still photography. Complete with music and narration, we’ll explore a different kind of storytelling where life is just as moving when it’s standing still.

Curious about photojournalism? Louisa Gouliamaki will answer all your questions! How is a photographer different to a photojournalist? Where can they work? What does a day in the life of a photojournalist look like? Do they go into an office?

Participating in the workshop does not require any prior film experience. All equipment – except for your cellphones – will be provided by Exile Room. The short film you will create with Amie & Louisa will be edited and shared within a month.

Amie Williams is the co-founder and E.D. of Global Girl Media, an NGO that develops the voice and media literacy of teenage girls in underserved communities by teaching them to create and share digital journalism designed to ignite community activism and social change.

Louisa Gouliamaki is a photographer who works for Agence France Presse (AFP) of Athens. She has cooperated with the Athens Bureau of the International European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), where she covered major political, social and sporting events in Greece and abroad, like the crisis in the Balkans, the conflict in Georgia, the repercussions of the Libyan Civil War etc. Her work has been awarded and presented at exhibitions and festivals in Greece and abroad.

Amie will teach in English and Louisa will teach in Greek. An interpreter will be available for additional languages.