Focus Photo Workshop Week 2
After an initial workshop class being run by a supply teacher the participants met Nick Kozak, their workshop instructor for the summer.
After some quick getting to know one another activities the group began to talk about documentary photography and the importance of documenting Regent Park before, during and after the revitalization.Students were shown photo projects by successful young photographers around the world including Jonathan Taggert, Boris Austin, and Brett Gundlock. The instructor pointed out the significance of photographing people in their environment, not just their environment.
A good part of the workshop was spent on identifying potential projects for each student to pursue. It was agreed that students would focus on documenting their family or friends' lives in Regent Park. Some students live in the new accommodations and others are still in old buildings which should make for an interesting dichotomy.