The Learning of the Photograph in the Young People


In this paper we will explain how a group of young people of three communities in Lisbon (Bairro Padre Cruz, Bairro Alta de Lisboa and Bairro da Boavista), learned about photography and how they used their knowledge’s in practice. All communities had the same orientations and the same lessons with various professionals’ photographers, and they explained their concept of photography and taught basics concepts. This project had period of three months; the sessions had the duration of one hour for week, with two parts of thirty minutes, one theoretic and the other practice. With this sessions we propose study the association with learning a new art, in this case, photography, and to see how the youth applied what they listened of the photographers, this is, what they really had learned and understand. This project finished with an urban exhibition, in the garden of Electricity Museum, in Lisbon, where they could see their work and shown to everyone how they see their community, because the theme of exhibition was the representation of their district.

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Maria Inês Amaral Maniés Lourenço, University of Lisbon, Portugal

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Conference: NACAH2014
Stream: Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts

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