Sunday, 24 April 2011

"Visual narratives: European Borderlines" applications

Young photographers (18-35) from Latvia, Turkey, Iceland and Portugal are invited to apply
for a long-term project workshop called "Visual narratives: European Borderlines"

The workshop will involve 12 photographers, 3 from each country, working in their own country and one other.  The workshop will be taken my Vanessa Winship and myself, with help from the project partners in the 4 countries.
The project will begin with a one week workshop in Latvia this August during the ISSP workshops and conclude with an editing workshop next spring in Turkey. In between participants will undertake a short residency in one of the partner countries as well as produce work in their own. During this time they will be guided online.

The workshops and flights are funded and there is some money towards shooting costs, approx €1200.
Workshop partners will make a shortlist of 12 people from each country and Vanessa and I will select the final 12.
Please consider the portfolio you put together, we are more interested in seeing a well thought out long project than a selection of single images or small sets.

Application deadline: 20 May 2011. Applications here
Good luck

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

International Summer School of Photography 2011

Applications are now open for the ISSP workshops in Latvia this August. Last year more than 200 people applied from 42 countries for the 60 places. In the end 22 different countries were represented and looking on facebook, a lot of these people have continue to keep in touch.
I was teaching last year and I must admit that I had a great time, both with the students and relaxing at the end of the night with the other teachers. The intense but fun atmosphere and everyone living together in the middle of nowhere, really does create an amazing bond. Application will close 8th MAY.
© Arno Rafael Minkkinen

The teachers this year are:
Workshop 1: Personal documentary: Interior
Teacher: Michael Ackerman
Workshop 2: Kuldīga in Pop Latino
Teacher: Marcos Lopez
Workshop 3: Creative documentary: Using reality to create personal fiction
Teacher: Claudine Doury

Workshop 4: Who else am I
 Workshop 5: Still Life as Critical Aesthetics
Teacher: David Bate

This year I will be teaching a workshop with Vanessa Winship during ISSP, but it will be outside the normal applications. More news to follow in the next couple of days.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Installation images from Athens house of Photography

Installation images from Athens house of Photography exhibition. The exhibition will come down on the 22nd April.
I was really happy with the presentation in this gallery. The tall wall was perfect for the Taksim grid and worked very nicely with the Title text.