Finding the Stories - A Photography Workshop

14 Aug 2018 – 17 Aug 2018

Event times

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Cost of entry

420 €

Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Berlin, Germany


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This workshop combines photo analysis, theory and practical photographic work. Together we will clarify the constitution of a narrative and the process of how the meaning of a photograph is being created.


Throughout the course, assignments will be given to help the individual students discover and tell their stories in photographs. At each meeting the participants will take pictures based on the particular task for the day. Together we will then look at and discuss the different images the group has come up with. There will also be work involving already existing photographs. We will deal with issues like subjectivity and objectivity, private and public, as well as technical issues like light situations, which will be talked through and prepared for.

The workshop will also include collaborations between students and some text work.

We will explore a variety of aesthetic issues together, as well as practical and conceptual ones, asking questions like: What is my relation to the topic? Where does this narrative begin or end? On the last day, each participant will have her/his own photo series to show to the rest of the group.

  • Course language: English and German. 
  • No photographic experience is needed.
  • The participants should have interest in working with content as well as form.
  • Each student will need to bring a digital camera or phone camera to every meeting.

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