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1 Ways of Seeing Walks of Life A lecturer in the Journalism Programme at the Durban University of Technology. Areas of interest include Filmmaking, Theatre, Photojournalism, Military history, Mobile communications and Visual Anthropology. Sporting interests include cycling, soccer, and sailing.

2 Reflections Along the Way: Learning Life Skills and Photojournalism on the Streets of Durban

3 The successful Photojournalist is one who is able to identify social realities needs and injustices collect telling evidence for publication on the spur of the moment, sometimes in threatening situations.

4 Photojournalism makes its own specific demands on those who undertake this form of news gathering, yet little of the knowledge, skills and values of Photojournalism can be learned from books.

5 Criteria:Pointers for assessment Marks awarded for: Overall package presentation, visual layout, pictures, and context There are eight walks. Identify each walk separately. Students will be penalized if a walk is missed. Aspects to consider when compiling Ways of Seeing Diaries: Introduction, Table of Contents, Page numbering… Date of walk Weather Camera Make, Model Detailed map/identify route and turn-around point Three pics per walk Names of group members

6 Criteria:Pointers for assessment Marks awarded for: Additional pic showing participant photographing in the field/picture credit Captions for pics Detailed report for each walk. Include places of interest visited, interaction with individuals and organizations, items such as business cards, research support materials. Include expressions on violence, ethics, feelings and emotions experienced on each walk Budget, with support vouchers Learning outcomes Plagiarism declaration

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8 The experimentation process Students have the opportunity through a hands on approach to experiment with their camera in the field.

9 SIGHTS SEEN

10 Student Map of Walk

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12 Community of Practice The heightened interactivity afforded by these walks make it possible for the development of a true Community of Practice. Through the shared experience an atmosphere of collaboration flourishes as the participants engage in dialogue and exchange photographs. The constructive peer feedback encouraged by the discussion about their experiences is deeply motivational and leads to a heightened and creative process of inquiry and exploration. The collaborative process develops a sense of trust, security and mutual respect.

13 Participants who are drawn from widely different backgrounds experience a “reframing” and begin to see situations through the eyes of others.

14 Students are encouraged to research their Historical surroundings

15 Through the walks student engage with new environments and experience a diverse range of people

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17 Action research in the Photojournalism course at the Durban University of Technology contributes to the living experiences of first year students, so that they are equipped for success in the highly specialized field of Photojournalism.

18 Reflective Tweakings Film Cameras/Digital Point and Shoot Dress Groups: size, composition Visits: cold, expected Register: turn around point Notebooks/maps Changing landscapes Demographics Photograph of student as a working photojournalist Displaying the ‘Ways of Seeing’ diaries

19 DUT Journalism: Photojournalism 1 Podcast Script: Ways of Seeing Walks of Life Walk 8: The Royal Playhouse Walk

20 We will visit the following places and spaces: Academic Apparel -- Park Street Adult Store – Park Street Madressa Arcade – Cathedral Road Ajmeri Arcade – Cathedral Road We then travel down Commercial Road and visit The Sari Shop and Govan Mani. The next stop-off is at the statue of poet Fernando Pessoa. Then on to the Old Durban Station to visit the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Next we visit Gugu Dlamini Park and view the giant AIDS ribbon. A wander around the Workshop Centre leads us to St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Church Lane. From there we enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Hotel in Anton Lembede Street.

21 Finally we arrive at the Playhouse Theatre Complex. We pose for a group photograph on the Grand staircase. At the Playhouse Photo Studio we have a presentation by Maggie Langanparsad. A Group of 2010 picture taken by Maggie under studio lights completes the walks for the year. The turn-around point is the Playhouse Photo Studio. Remember to sign the register. The three essential photos are taken at: Academic Apparel; Royal Hotel; The Playhouse. Be prepared to answer questions in class before the walk based on your research directed by the podcast. You could be asked to draw a map of the walk on the whiteboard for the class to assess. Ensure you have your notebooks with you. Happy snapping

22 Note: After the walk prepare a feedback audio report (podcast) describing your experiences on the walk. Include references to violence, emotions, and ethics. Explain how the pre-walk podcast has benefitted your learning experience.


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