Matching Your Gaze: Photography and Storytelling with Myah Jeffers


Sat Jan 29 2022 at 11:00 am to 03:30 pm


Whitechapel Gallery | London, EN

Matching Your Gaze: Photography and Storytelling with Myah Jeffers
Explore portraiture and monologue writing through this practical session with award-winning photographer Myah Jeffers.
About this Event

Matching Your Gaze: Photography and Storytelling with Myah Jeffers

Join photographer and theatre director Myah Jeffers for this free, practical workshop thinking about how we tell stories through and alongside photography.

Through spending time shooting portraits and delving into writing exercises, this session aims to support you to observe the world around you through a refined lens, and provide the tools and inspiration you need to finetune the stories you want to tell.

This free event is open to young people aged 15-24. Find out more about our Youth Programme and our youth collective Duchamp & Sons here.

Please email Amelia Oakley, Curator: Youth Programmes on [email protected] if you have any questions.

Please note: We will be working towards taking self-portraits and portraits during this session. Participants should provide their own camera for this session - this might be your phone camera or, if you wish, a digital camera. If you do not have access to a phone camera or digital camera get in touch. ______________________________________________________________

About Myah Jeffers

Myah Jeffers is a Barbadian-British award-winning documentary and portrait photographer, dramaturg and director. Her work interrogates themes of the diaspora, mental health, Queer existence and intergenerational dynamics within Black communities. She is a winner of the Portrait of Britain Award. Myah is the former Literary Associate at the Royal Court Theatre.


Important Information

Please read the below Covid-19 Guidelines before booking. By registering, we expect all attendees to follow the behaviours when attending this event at the gallery.

  • We are encouraging all staff and visitors to wear face-coverings (unless exempt) in the Gallery, which will be made available to all on arrival
  • We are encouraging all participants in projects at the gallery, including our Youth Programme Workshops, to take a lateral flow test before travelling to the gallery. These can be ordered here.
  • Temperature checks are also being conducted at the entrance to the gallery.

Information about building accessibility can be found If you have a particular access requirement you would like to discuss with our team ahead of joining this session please contact [email protected]


Where is it happening?

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, United Kingdom

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