Journeys of Strength


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Journeys of Strength celebrates the determination, courage, and unwavering hope of a group of 10 photography students from refugees and asylum seeking backgrounds. Through their photographs and compelling stories, this exhibition is a celebration of human's ability to overcome adversity and find strength in the face of immense challenges.

The work presented here is the final output of a 12-week photography course led by our award-winning mentors Alejandra Carles-Tolra (photographer) JJ Keith (director/photographer). The course introduced participants to photographic skills and provided them tools for self expression. Their artworks are displayed in connection with Refugee Week 2024.

PAYANAM is a social enterprise and photography group that supports and helps refugees and asylum seekers by training and coaching them to learn photography so they can create art that tells their stories and explores the healing power of art through the creative process. Please support our mission to continue providing more free classes to more participants.

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Music by Zakhar Valaha from Pixabay

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