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Since 2015 femLENS works with local community centres, libraries, activist groups and NGOs providing documentary photography workshops to women and girls from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, organising photo exhibitions and publishing books and magazines.
Our mission is to help communities find their voice through documentary photography by providing visual and technological education to women.
We are happy to present the results of our year-long research project; The femLENS Community Survey 2021-2022 which had 176 participants from all over the world (from 25 countries), sharing their experience on work/employment, finance, education access, community, activism, ethics and gender inequality.
The survey was completed by a team of volunteers dedicated to the empowerment of women and their communities, and the development of photography.
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Check out our selection of “Best of femLENS 2021” featuring the work of our workshop participants from Cameroon and Ireland.
WHAT WE PURSUE
EDUCATION Seek to expand educational opportunities for women through new networks and connections.
ENCOURAGE LIFE-LONG LEARNING Teaching a skill which can be applied in another area with further development encourages self-learning and life long development.
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT Educate women who will contribute to the empowerment of their communities.
INCLUSION/DIVERSITY Working with women from all backgrounds.
TELL VISUAL STORIES Visual storytelling is a therapeutic form providing tools for self expression, healing and further interpersonal growth and development through self-reflection.
DIVERSITY OF VISIONS Provide a multiplicity of visual voices in the media and arts, and contribute to the visual archive of our time.
HOW WE TAKE ACTION
We work together with local community organisations that know the people who want to learn about documentary photography, technology, and who know the stories that matter.
We believe that everybody has the right to learn, to tell their stories, to participate in the collective visual recording of our history.
Using a variety of innovative, person-centred methodologies, each of our workshops aims to give voice to the lived experience of women from different social backgrounds and walks of life.