Photographic Workshop with Lorenzo Castore

 

Taken from the Ziemia | Land series © Lorenzo Castore Courtesy of Museum in Gliwice's Czytelnia Sztuki

Taken from the Ziemia | Land series
© Lorenzo Castore
Courtesy of Museum in Gliwice’s Czytelnia Sztuki

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. 

Taken from the Ziemia | Land series © Lorenzo Castore Courtesy of Museum in Gliwice's Czytelnia Sztuki

Taken from the Ziemia | Land series
© Lorenzo Castore
Courtesy of Museum in Gliwice’s Czytelnia Sztuki

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. 

Taken from the Ziemia | Land series © Lorenzo Castore Courtesy of Museum in Gliwice's Czytelnia Sztuki

Taken from the Ziemia | Land series
© Lorenzo Castore
Courtesy of Museum in Gliwice’s Czytelnia Sztuki

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.

Taken from the Ziemia | Land series © Lorenzo Castore Courtesy of Museum in Gliwice's Czytelnia Sztuki

Taken from the Ziemia | Land series
© Lorenzo Castore
Courtesy of Museum in Gliwice’s Czytelnia Sztuki

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 

Alicja Biała @ Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw

© Alicja Biała Courtesy of Leica 6x7 Gallery Warsaw

© Alicja Biała
Courtesy of Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw

Although the full summer, the Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw invites you to a new exhibition. This time, Alicja Biała will present her works from the Poland project, which is an extensive presentation of photo collages from the Polish Cut-Outsseries.

The works of Alicja Biała from the Poland series consist of symbols, motifs and emblems that construct the collective identity of Poles. The artist uses photos she finds on the Internet, family archives, press clippings as well as her photos taken for the project.

You live in the Matrix © Alicja Biała Courtesy of Leica 6x7 Gallery Warsaw

You live in the Matrix
© Alicja Biała
Courtesy of Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw

The image of Poland in these Biała’s photo collages does not look very optimistic: “Cut up and glued just anyhow, on the hangover, chaotically rattled off. And it is not known how come it is still held together,”– says the artist.

Alicja Biała’s Polish Cut-Outs photo collages were created as a visual material for  Marcin Świetlicki’s poems Poland (A Set of Patriotic Songs)and finally turned into a performative action Poland Without Offense, referring to the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. Referring to the tradition of peregrination, selected works are travelling across the country, causing talks about contemporary Poland and Poles.

© Alicja Biała Courtesy of Leica 6x7 Gallery Warsaw

© Alicja Biała
Courtesy of Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw

© Alicja Biała Courtesy of Leica 6x7 Gallery Warsaw

© Alicja Biała
Courtesy of Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw

The exhibition at the Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw will present the originals of photo collages from and outside the book as well as new works that have been created recently. The exhibition will also include the works wandering around the country. Their long journey and numerous adventures will be presented through a site-specific installation prepared especially for the exhibition.

Alicja Biała – based in London (United Kingom) | illustrator, graphic designer and visual artist | graduated from Via University College and The Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in Denmark | student of The Royal College of Art in London | her work has been awarded and exhibited internationally, as well as featured in numerous publications | author of illustrations to the poems by Marcin Świetlicki, published in the book Poland (A Set of Patriotic Songs) (Lusowo: Wydawnictwo Wolno, 2018).

 

Alicja Biała – POLAND
@ Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw (3 Mysia St., Warsaw, Poland)
Opening reception: July 26 at 7.00 PM
The exhibition will be open to the public between July 27 and September 22, 2018

Accompanying events:

  • Alicja Biała – Marcin Świetlicki Meeting on July 27 at 6.00 PM
  • Artist’s talk on September 13 at 6.00 PM

The Alicja Biała exhibition is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.