Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling with Magnumphotos
Originally from North West London Kevin Chemuka’s recent move to East London has opened his eyes to the diverse friendship groups surrounding him. What lessons are your friendships teaching you? Are they good or bad?
Chemuka believes that we are the products of our environment and the sum of the five people closest to us. Through this work, he seeks to encourage these observations as a conversation between young men. As he gets older, Chemuka has begun to observe and appreciate the male role models close to him, and how the lack of a father figure has affected him and his friends.
My Role Models tells the story of four friends and what it means to be a positive male role model. Chemuka begins to understand that there is no such thing as a perfect human, but within his friends and their stories, there are valuable characteristics important to becoming a man.
A 6-week photography program for Londoners aged 18 to 24 years old, mentored by Sohrab Hura.
This intensive course seeks to equip London’s young creative talent with the connections, skills, knowledge and inspiration to tell stories that are important to them and that inform and impact social change. Through a range of practical workshops and activities, critique sessions and talks, twenty-five young Londoners will develop their own visual language and the skills required to understand photography’s ever-changing marketplace.
Under the guidance of Magnum associate Sohrab Hura, the participants will develop a body of work for an exhibition and magazine, responding to a live brief developed with It’s Nice That, Lecture in Progress and Anyways, one of London’s top creative agencies and publishers.