Engaging the senses: Photography workshop


Engaging the Senses: Photography workshop with Dr Ruth Gibbons and Sebastian J. Lowe

This three-hour intensive and practice-led workshop aims at providing postgraduate students and staff from all disciplines with an extended skill-set in image-making using cellphone cameras. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to engage critically with images, learn the basics of framing and taking an image(s), and apply these skills in practical ways. This workshop caters to those wishing to use more image-based methods of enquiry within their fields of expertise.

The workshop will be run on both of Massey University’s campuses, at Manawatū and at Albany.

Dates and times

Manawatū campus: 28 September, 12:30-3:30pm

Albany campus: 11 October, 10:30am-1:30pm

Cost: $30 per person

Limited spaces available (max. 20)

For more details or to register, please contact Dr Ruth Gibbons.


Dr Ruth Gibbons is a senior tutor at the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University. Her doctorate explored the everyday experience of dyslexia from a dyslexic perspective within a New Zealand and United Kingdom context. She has used art, film, animation and sculpture in her research, challenging and expanding new areas of research into dyslexia and health issues.

Sebastian J. Lowe is a PhD student in Society and Culture at the James Cook University (Australia) and Aarhus University (Denmark). His interests include indigenous sound worlds, ecological and indigenous rights, performance practice, visual anthropology and experimental anthropology. He is the co-founder of Queltehue Film Collective and the blog Word of Mouth.