Digital Portraits


Digital portraits is a workshop process developed to explore the presentation of self using digital media. Participants are given portrait packs with inspiration tokens to generate ideas on the things that are valuable in their lives, including objects, places, people and sensory experiences. Participants then take part in workshops to create short video portraits using collage, photography, sound, music and words. Workshops were initially developed with an international women’s centre in the UK for women experiencing domestic violence to explore experiences that were important as they were moving on and re-building their lives. Short videos were made as a way of both imagining and expressing how individuals wanted their lives to be in the future and both shared in groups and taken home to discuss with family members.