The first in our Ponga series of conversations "Storytellers & the Photo," for SaveYourPhotos.org Month. I'm Barbara, one of the co-founders at Ponga, and in this episode, I'm speaking with Betty Marton of In Your Own Words Publishing (www.iyowpublishing.com/) about some of the core principles of storytelling and how they apply to stories told in pictures.
Watch for our series of episodes during September 2021 as part of #SaveYourPhotos month. As you'll see, we believe it's your stories that make your photos so important.
The pandemic has made remote video communications with Zoom and other tools as ordinary as a touch-tone phone. This course will leverage that experience to describe a new way to connect elders with the younger generation through photographs using storytelling over Zoom. We’ll describe how to use Ponga as the basis of the storytelling so that stories, and the experience of sharing them, can be captured for future generations. We’ll discuss variables that can be adjusted depending on the cognitive and technical abilities of children, parents, and grandparents.
As part of Ponga's Zoomin' series in 2021, US Army Veteran, archivist, and photographer Amberly Russell, Preservation Services Manager at Permanent brought her unique set of skills to the challenge of talking to loved ones about their experiences in the armed services.
We were thrilled to welcome Karen Ray of RememberingTheTime to our Zoomin' on Ponga series with “Tips & Techniques for Storytelling on Ponga.” Karen Ray brings her unique perspective on family storytelling to Ponga as a member herself. As our guest speaker, Karen talked about her process with fun interactive exercises and suggestions for ways you might use Ponga in different ways.