This 2 day workshop will help photographers in the midst of a work in progress to elevate their artistic ‚voice’, in order to take further steps towards a final presentation.
The angle from which to visualize the subject of choice is essential in this matter and will therefore be discussed in detail. Where is your project going to land and how exactly? What forms and formats will you apply and how exactly are these fitting your initial idea for the project? These are the kind of questions we aim to tackle.
Ultimately, edits of the projects brought to the table – and for which participants are expected to write a matching, concise but clearly articulated artist statement – will come together in a collective ‚zine’. (and become available for individual usage, e.g. personal website / grant applications / ‚open calls’, etc.)
Day 1: Introduction: presentation of personal projects + group discussion (e.g strategic outline for various platforms to stage final results: exhibition, book, web application etc; / first round of editing + writing of artist statement;
Day 2: Finalizing artist statement / Final round of editing and work towards design of portfolio for the collective magazine. All participants will receive a copy afterwards. Technical assistance will be available during this day.
Mentor: Erik Vroons/GUP
Erik Vroons (1976, The Netherlands) combines an academic background with practical skills. He holds an MA in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam) and Photographic Studies (Leiden University) and currently operates as a freelance critical writer and editor.
Editor-at-large and former Chief Editor (2010-2015, print edition) of international photography magazine GUP.
He is has been teaching Signature Development at the Fotofactory, a private academy in Amsterdam (2012-2015) and executed workshops at Singapore International Photograpy Festival (2014 + 2016), Tokyo International Phoptography Festival (2015), Belfast Photo Festival (2015), Jamia Islamia University, Delhi (2016) and has been a portfolio reviewer at several other international photography festivals.
Over the years, he has been consulted by several acclaimed photographers concerning their works in progress (towards presentation of book/exhibition/website etc.)
In case of interest, please send a portfolio of 10-15 images (72dpi) and motivation of max 200 words to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once selected, participants are required to bring small prints (10 x 15 cm) and a laptop computer. Camera might be needed for day 2 (in case of shooting additional material).
Application deadline: May 10th
workshop dates: May 22-23 (10:00-13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00)
fee: 840 PLN
location: Instytut Fotografii Fort, Racławicka 99, building #01