Professional cameras are smaller and cheaper than ever before, and the quality of photographs is always improving. Media is flooded with pictures while the proceeds for photographers have dramatically decreased. At the same time, movements like the Arab Spring have demonstrated that pictures still have the capacity to reach the whole world and spread a cause. Photography still matters.
Berlin Fotofestival – The BROWSE works to address these issues. There will be more than 70 exhibitions throughout the city, as well as workshops and portfolio reviews led by professional photographers and editors. liechtenstein map Exhibitions will include Time in Turkey (STATION Berlin), Grozny: Nine Cities (STATION Berlin), and Berlin Calling: Mobile Photography (Bergmann Kiez, Kreuzberg). They will seek to help aspiring photographers find the answer to the question, what makes for good practice today?
Good Practice: Workshops
Christopher Morris, former war and White House photographer (VII Photo Agency), will be presenting his breathtaking Haute Couture Fashion photography. He will also run a three-day workshop for photographers “Learning to See”, editors and other creatives who deal with the editing process in image-making and production. 15.-17.6
Robert King, war photographer, will be taking a break from his work in Syria to join us at the Berlin Fotofestival. He has recently created several video projects with a DSLR camera and will teach a half-day video workshop intended for today’s twenty-first century photojournalists. Topics will include the possibilities of the DSLR, filming, video-editing, and how photographers can apply this critical knowledge in a changing field.
Rob Hornstra is currently working on the Sochi Project with colleagues, writer and filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen, and graphic designer Jeroen Kummer. The Sochi Project seeks to document the development of the Black Sea city in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The trio will give a one-day interdisciplinary workshop entitled, “The Sochi Project Unveiled.” In the workshop, they will discuss the background of and stories from the Sochi Project, while also negotiating the use of different presentation media and publication and distribution strategies.
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WORKSHOP OF OUR PARTNER BERLIN WORKSHOP
Please note, that our partner Berlin Workshops also of a high-class workshop. Franco Pagetti (VII Photo Agency), whose exhibition about child soldiers in Sierra Leone will be part of the festival and will take part at the panel following Robert Kings Film “Ground Zero – Syria”, and Anton Kusters will share their knowlede between June 13 and June 16 at b/w-studio in Kreuzberg. Application via www.berlinworkshop.de. Please note the seperate fees for this workshop.
WORKSHOP OF OUR PARTNER pho[to-Be]rlin
Our partner pho[to-Be]rlin offers a 3-day theoretical and practical workshop with Jocelyn Bain Hogg where partecipants will be inspired by the VII Photo photographer’s book “Pleasure Island” to learn how to develop a reportage on the Berlin music scene, nightlife and clubbing. www.photo-berlin.org/jocelyn-bain-hogg/