In this workshop you will learn how differently artists approach staging their conceptual images. You will develop your own concept, get tips and tricks on how to create your scenery and finally stage your own fictional reality.
What is real and what is perception? What does an image need to appear real to us? Must a staged image reveal its stagedness immidiatly or may it cloud its stagedness with a more documentary style?
This four hour long course will take you on a brief excursion throughout the history of staged photography. You will learn how differently artists approach staging their conceptual images. You will develop your own concept, get tips and tricks on how to create your scenery and finally stage your own fictional reality.
Your tutor Sonja Trabandt is a freelance photojournalist and artist based in Berlin. She graduated with honours from FH Potsdam in Photodesign and earned her Masters of Photography degree at the University of the Arts London (LCC), and a one year artist scholarship by the DAAD Germany. Her first photobook Unverbunden won the sitcomm.award 2014 for best photobook of polycopies bookmarket at Paris Photo.
Through her art work, Trabandt experiments with the perception of reality in photography, mainly concerning emotional conditions of human nature. She juxtaposes documentary with conceptual photography, creating an awareness of the subjectivity of perceived reality. Her photographs have been exhibited and published in Berlin, Potsdam, Cape Town, New York and London.
Plan your workshop: All you need is a digital camera and imagination to create reality in an image after your own parameters. Please feel free to bring props for staging your image if you already have an idea in mind. A few props will also be supplied by your tutor.
Costs and booking: The workshop fee of 50€ includes tuition, and a welcoming drink. The workshop will be confirmed with a minimum of four and maximum of 10 participants by June 30, 2016.
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