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Participatory Photography with Non-Moro Indigenous Youth in the BARMM
April 20, 2022
The participatory photography with non-Moro indigenous youth in the BARMM was organized by; Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center – Kasama sa Kalikasan/Friends of the Earth Philippines (LRC-KsK/FoE PH), Teduray and Lambangian Youth and Students Association (TLYSA), Teduray Lambangian Manganguda Bangkeson (TLAMABANG) and Gempa ti Kelindaan ne Kamal te Erumanen ne Menuvu – Youth (Kamal Youth)
The workshop was inspired by the fact that youth are speaking up. Amidst the issues ranging from human rights to climate emergency, now more than ever the youth are taking up spaces to make their voices heard. As the generation that will inherit what is left on this planet, it has become more compelling to demand for systems change and structural change and dream for a better world.
The increased accessibility of photography becomes a powerful tool as a means of expression, more so for advocacy and organizing work. The Participatory Workshop was designed to democratize photography and equip those often misrepresented to take photos that they believe best represent them and their community.
The workshop gathered 11 Teduray, Lambangian and Erumanen ne Menuvu youth to collectively represent the Non-Moro Indigenous Peoples (NMIPs) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). They will create photo essays to their topic that is most close to their hearts. Their concepts range from their identity, rights and culture. The objective of the Participatory Photography is to give the youth the platform to amplify their voices and popularize their issues to the public.
The workshop was divided into two parts: Photography for Advocacy (Practical photography skills sharing) and Visual Storytelling for Impact (Production of the photo book and exhibits).
The series of photos below is the behind the scenes of the first workshop last April 14 to 19, 2022). The second workshop will be conducted on April 25 to 29, 2022.