The Second Online Course of Fabrika of Images
The online course of Fabrika of Images is an innovative educational program for teenagers, conceived by the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum and launched during the COVID 19 crisis. Through theory-based courses and practical workshops, the program aims to familiarise teenagers aged 14-17 with the basics of photography and teach them to reflect on reality through images in order to make them more conscious observers of their surroundings.
The online course involves innovative theoretical and practical sessions, specifically adapted for distance learning.
Over a period of four weeks, every Tuesday and Friday, the online sessions were focused on different photographic genres (portrait, street photography, conceptual photography and collage), the development of various concepts, the creation of multimedia projects.
Practical exercises were focused on shooting, editing, visual storytelling, image analysis, and the creative use of mobile photography.
Programme participants have been coached on these exercises with the help of professional mentors.
Program duration: 16 October - 10 November
Age of participants: 14-17
Number of participants: 10
Mentors of the program:
Guram Tsibakhashvili – photographer/educator
George Gogua – multimedia journalist/photographer
Technical requirements for practical exercises: Smartphone or photo camera
Photo and multimedia projects done my program participants can be found online here.
Program curator: Elina Valaite - Curator of Education Programs at TPMM.
The online course was financed by Tbilisi City Hall within "Creative Tbilisi" project and the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency in the South Caucasus (SDC).