Lorenzo Castore, one of the most recognisable Italian photographers, will lead intensive photographic workshop on all steps of developing a long-term project. The workshop will be organised in two 2-day-long sessions with online feedback session in between.
The participants of the workshop will plunge into an open discussion on the borders between photojournalism, documentary and fine art, and look for new ways of telling the stories that matter with passion and care. As an attender, you will develop your visual storytelling skills to create a completed body of work that could be an important addition to portfolio, and could be presented to magazines as well as art contests and galleries.
To apply, submit one project idea that you wish to develop during the workshop. Please, note: this workshop is not about learning new technical skills, but rather improving your unique way of seeing and making relations through photography.
If you do not have any idea of the project, apply with the best 10 single photos and personal statement.
The first session will take place in September 22-23. During these two intensive days you will present and discuss your portfolio with the tutor and other participants, develop the concept and try to figure out the best way to approach the chosen subject, develop your skills and knowledge through thematic lectures and discussions, and take part in practical exercises to build up editing skills.
Before the final session in December, all participants will be in touch with their tutor. It is the time for extending a preliminary research conducted before the workshop begins. Thanks to the online feedback session participants will receive a critique and discuss next steps in developing the project. The aim is to make a progress in thinking and creativity on distance.
The last session (December 8-9), the participants together with Lorenzo Castore will shape the final form of the work and discuss the research phase as a tool in documentary photography.
The workshop will be held in English and will take place in Gliwice (Poland) as an accompanying event to the newest Lorenzo Castore exhibition Ziemia | Land in the Museum in Gliwice (8a Dolnych Wałów St.)
As there is nothing for free in the today’s world, the workshops isn’t free either. An early bird fee amounts PLN 750 (approx. EUR 175) if the application is received till August 31, 2018. Regular fee amounts PLN 900 (approx. EUR 210) for all applications submitted between September 1 and 7. The deadline for application is September 7, 2018, 11.59 PM CET.
The fee does not include travel and accommodation costs. These are to be organised by the participants themselves.
Lorenzo Castore (b. 1973) | specialises in long-term projects focusing on his personal experiences, everyday life, memory and the relation between minor individual stories, history and the present time | has exhibited and published his works internationally | author of several books: Nero (Milan: Federico Motta Editore, 2004), Paradiso (Arles: Actes Sud, Stockport: Dewi Lewis Publishing, Berlin: Edition Braus, Athens: Apeiron Photos, Roma: Peliti Associati, 2005), Ultimo Domicilio (Bentivoglio; L’Artiere Edizioni, 2015) and Ewa & Piotr – Si vis pacem, para bellum (Paris/Lausanne: Editions Noir Sur Blanc, 2018) | co-director of the film No Peace Without War (Italy: Okta Film, 2009), awarded with the Golden Frog Prize in the 2012 Camerimage Film Festival’s Short Documentary Films competition | also won the Dintorni dello Sguardo Award (1998), the Mario Giacomelli Award (2003) and the European Publishers Award for Photography (2005), among others | www.lorenzocastore.com.
More info and application form @ www.czytelniasztuki.pl
The upcoming 7th International Documentary Film Festival HumanDOC is a three-day-long event during which 18 films telling stories from different places in the world will be screened. Next to the films, unusual atmosphere of the event will be created by the meetings with socially involved directors and reporters. The festival programme also includes artist talks as well as debates on contemporary challenges.
Undoubtedly, in the times of migration, one of them is to ensure solidarity crossing national boundaries. One of the festival categories – Different Faces of Migration – is devoted to this problem. The category includes 6 films presenting different stages of the journey and confronting dreams with the reality faced in Europe: The Crossing (directed by George Kurian, Norway 2015, 55 min), Crossing Hell: Anything to Get to Europe (directed by Olivier Azpitarte, Claire Billet, Paul Comiti, Camille Courcy and Olivier Jobard, France 2013, 90 min), A Requiem for Syrian Refugees (directed by Richard Wolf, USA 2014, 71 min), A Syrian Love Story (directed by Sean McAllister, UK 2015, 76 min), The Great Wall (directed by Tadhg O’Suvillan, Ireland 2015, 74 min) and On the Bride’s Side (directed by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande and Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry, Italy/Palestine 2014, 98 min).
Winners of the HumanDOC Proclub Camera photo contest will be announced during the festival and the winning photos will be presented in Kinoteka, the festival main cinema. Additional screenings will be organised in the Staromiejski Dom Kultury, while the selected films will be available on the web film platform IPLA (only on Polish territory).
The 7th International Documentary Film Festival HumanDOC is co-financed within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Polish Development Cooperation Programme.
The detailed programme of the festival is available @ www.festival.humandoc.pl
7th International Documentary Film Festival HumanDOC
@ Kinoteka (Palace of Culture and Science, 1 Defilad Sq., Warsaw, Poland)
November 25-27, 2016
The 7th International Documentary Film Festival HumanDOC is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.
Open-air photographic workshops are a very important part of teaching photography. They offer ability to use theoretical knowledge in practice under the supervision of experienced tutors. The more you should consider invitation of the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design which organises a 4-day-long outdoor photo workshop in Vilnius (June 3-7, 2015).
Price: PLN 1,200 or PLN 900 (for the school’s students and graduates). The fee includes participation in the workshops, substantive meetings, hostel accommodation in dormitories and bus ride on the Warsaw – Vilnius – Warsaw route.
Registration: until April 30 at the school office or via online form, which can be found @ www.wsfoto.art.pl/plenery (website in Polish language version only).
Attention: number of seats is limited!