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Saz media club

SAZ MEDIA CLUB supports others to gain film and photography skills through unique and innovative workshops designed to improve communication, perspective and resilience skills.  

SAZ MEDIA CLUB champions others to improve their knowledge of digital media, enabling them to to gain confidence, inspiration and empowerment. 

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Bring your own camera if you like but if you haven't got one, don't worry we have you covered.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in photography or fancies trying something new and fun. You will get the chance to use a range of professional equipment  from cameras, to lights, to tripods and gadgets.

You will learn tips and tricks from a variety of professionals working in the photography field and you will have the opportunity to create your own professional gallery to exhibit to your family and friends on Saturday 27th October. 

But thats not all, these workshops aim to improve your confidence, challenge perspectives and build resilience, overall improving your health and wellbeing. 

Current Projects

OCTOBER 2018 WORKSHOPS NOW AVAILABLE, COMPLETE THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM QUICK!

After you have submitted we will get in contact to confirm. 
If you are under 16 please ask your parent(s) or guardian to fill out this form with you! :) 

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Send us a happy message along with your answers to the following 3 questions... 1. Whats the best photograph you've seen and why? 2. Who or what inspires you and why? 3. Why do you want a place on the photography workshops this summer?
Please state if you are applying for a funded place or if you are able to pay £7 per workshop.
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On 1st September 2018 we celebrate the thoughtful and explorative photography work of young people with a creative exhibition, featuring their photographs.

25 young people attended the SAZ MEDIA workshops based in Stockport for 5 weeks. There they developed photography, communication, perspective and resilience skills. 
Artwork is available to purchase at the exhibition in many different print forms, with the profit going towards funding the next cohort of free workshops for young people. 
To learn more about the workshops and the work that we offer visit us in our production house at Merseyway shopping centre, Stockport.

Previous projects

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Whats happening?

This Summer SAZ MEDIA brings you free photography workshops for 12-17 year olds in Stockport. 

The workshops run over 5 weeks starting from the 31st July 2018 and run every Tuesday and Thursday 1-4pm. 

Bring your own camera if you like but if you haven't got one, don't worry we have plenty. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in photography or fancies trying something new. You will get the chance to use a range of professional equipment  from cameras, to lights, to tripods and gadgets along with experiencing nature, sport, portrait, studio, architectural and documentary photography. 

You will learn tips and tricks from a variety of professionals working in the photography field and you will have the opportunity to create your own professional  gallery to exhibit to your family and friends at the end of summer. 

But thats not all, these workshops aim to improve your confidence, challenge perspectives and build resilience, overall improving your health and wellbeing. 

Most importantly its fun!

Awesome prizes to be won along the way and everyone gains a certificate of achievement.

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SAZ MEDIA is set to deliver a summer of explorative themed photography workshops for 12- 17 year olds based at the Hat Works Museum, Stockport.

The workshops will up-skill young people in all aspects of photography by supporting them to direct, shoot and edit their own gallery. Stockport will be a backdrop for this gallery, so we are asking local businesses to get involved and raise Stockport’s profile by coming forward and offering unique spaces, ideas or products to be photographed- just fill out the form on our 'Contact' page. 

The funding for the workshops has been provided through the Equity Foundation, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. 

Equity Foundation “Our Health and Wellbeing programme supports projects which improve life expectancy and reduce health inequalities. In 2017/18 we have invested more than £80,000 in projects which help to address health inequalities in Stockport communities. The programme provides funding and support to projects which address local priorities, with a particular focus on improving mental health amongst high risk cohorts, including young people aged 11-18 and men at risk of isolation."

Fun photography classes at Z-Arts now fully booked. 

October half term is fast approaching and to make it a special one we are hosting photography classes for kids aged 5-11. So come to Z ARTS, learn new skills and have fun. 

Follow the link to book now https://www.z-arts.org/events/photography-skills-workshops/

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Explore the outdoors.

 

Make your own picture frame.

 

Take spooky portraits.

 

Portraits with Freedom 2 Be

FVision teamed with Freedom2be to create a series of female portraits accompanied by prose that reflect on how women feel post domestic violence. 

The portraits aim to positively expose the message that Domestic violence is never normal. We hope the portraits combat the stigma and stereotypes surrounding the subject and encourage positive relationships. 

Freedom to be is a charity that supports women by delivering Domestic violence training courses to those in need, so that women can understand the effects and learn how to protect oneself in the future. 

Poet Elle Dionne is an advocate for Domestic Violence awareness and describes this piece as more of a prose. This spoken word video was created at a Domestic Violence prevention group in Northwest England, where women are able to identify and protect themselves from harmful relationships.

 

Traditional Best Times of South Asian Women

In 2015 it was realised by Nusrat Ahmed that some Asian stories had not been told and that the current local South Asian population had been missing out on the culture lived by their grandparents and ancestors before they migrated to the UK. It was decided that a project gathering the elders and younger generations of the community had to happen so that these past times could be shared and not forgotten. The group explored Arts and Crafts, Sports and Games and Food and Recipes.  

SAZ MEDIA was able to facilitate the learning of photography and filming so that the women could use a camera in order to document their project; each time they met over the course of a year. Once their project was finished SAZ MEDIA edited the footage to present the film to The Heritage Lottery Fund and the Manchester Museum where it will be archieved and displayed as part of the exploration of South Asian history. 

Traditional Best Time of South Asian women was delivered by Community on Solid Ground based in South Manchester. The project was funded by The Heritage Lottery fund. A copy of the film and book will be held in the Manchester Museum.

Visit www.yosg.org.uk for more information about the project.

We created picture books too!

Books are such a special way to keep photographic memories. These perfect bound books are going to each participant, into the community and one will be archieved and displayed in the Manchester Museum along with the DVD as part of a South Asian heritage collection so why not take a visit. www.museum.manchester.ac.uk