Lead by Erik Vroons (Editor at Large - GUP Magazine)
WHO AM I AS AN ARTIST AND WHAT IS MY WORK ABOUT, EXACTLY?
These are fundamental questions in order to arrive at a successful career in photography – regardless of the genre or field of work.
The aim of this workshop is to develop and shape your 'signature' as a photographer by awareness of conceptual thinking; how to reflect on and to communicate a work in progress both visually and in written word; building and layering a story by editing. Within the workshop we will work with students that arrive with self-initiated works in progress, in order to:
shape the concept of a project in development;
practice presentation of this concept, both written and verbally;
apply practical information (how to get to results);
create awareness of platforms, exposure and related media characteristics (how do you present your work as a book, an exhibition, on a website, as multi-media, etc?)
train the skill of production and editing of a series towards a (digital) portfolio presentation.
STUDENTS NEED TO BRING TO CLASS:
a broad edit of 30-50 images of their work in progress (10 x 15 cm drugstore quality prints are good enough)
laptop + extensive harddrive + digital camera**;
BIO FROM THE TEACHER
Erik Vroons (1976, The Netherlands) holds an MA in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam) and an MA in Photographic Studies (University Leiden). From 2010-2014, he was the Chief Editor of international photography magazine GUP - based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Currently he functions as Editor-at-large for both GUP Magazine and Newdawn Paper – a bimonhtly 'freezine' on contemporary Dutch Photography, initiated by the GUP editorial team. Besides the editorial work, he is active as a freelance writer/researcher/teacher in the field of photography.