Call for Applications for Minority Rights Group’s Youth Peace Photography Training in Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces

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Youth between 18-30 years old, especially women and people with disabilities, from Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces are invited to participate in Minority Rights Group’s Youth Peace Photography Workshop, to be held 11 to 13 August 2023 at Pattani (Workshop place will announced later) 

If you would like to learn how to use art for peace, photojournalism, and forms of non-violent resistance, this photography workshop will give you a basic understanding on how the power of the camera and photojournalism can be used to have an impact on the protracted violence and usher in peace and understanding. You will also learn photography basics to increase your comfort level working with cameras. 

The training will be designed and led by REALFRAME, a group of Thai photojournalists and documentarists dedicated to capturing powerful individual vision and work based on true stories about human rights, politics, environmental issues, and inequality in Thailand and ASEAN.  

Anticipated Timeline:

 25 May 2023: Call for Applications released 

23 July2023: Application deadline 

28 July 2023: Announcement of the list of selected participants 

11-13 August 2023: Workshop days 

14 August – 10 September 2023: Field work for participants  

17 September 2023: Online meeting with a trainer and announcement of the winner 


The workshop will follow the proposed structure below:

Date  Topics                                                                                                                                                                        
12 August 2022 
  • Basic photography skills 
13 August 2022 
  • Photojournalism 
14 August 2022 
  • Field practice 
15 August – 14 September 2022 
  • Participants will be given an assignment with a camera to work on their personal project and submit their work to trainers for feedback and a photography competition. 
22 September 2022 (Virtual Conference) 
  • Through an online meeting, participants receive feedback from the trainers. 
  • The winners of the photography competition will be selected and awarded.  

If you are interested in this training, please complete an application by filling out the form below by 23 July 2023.

Applicants must commit to 3 full days of training. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply! 

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This project is supported by the European Union. Click here for more information about the project.

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