From the falling of communism and post-colonialism, to the environmental concerns of the 21st century, and portraits of American Catholicism during the Gulf war and India, Carl de Keyzer has travelled thousands of kilometres for his long term photo projects and books.
Ironically, he doesn’t enjoy travelling, but he is driven by this inner desire of creating images. This constant urge to photograph is always there. According to him, images are never perfect even though you strive, you must work with time and during this process, so many other factors come into play. Carl likes to have people in his pictures. For him, an image is not about the actual photo but what it evokes. The essence of his subject always comes second, it is never in the foreground, too obvious otherwise. De Keyzer’s work explores ‘marginalized social groups and constructs uncritical psychological portraits which work to familiarize the ‘other’. You can best describe him as a witness, a travelling observer of life, who once stated that, “art and love will save the world”.
Carl de Keyzer is probably one of the most recognized Belgian photographers of his era. He received the Book Award from the Arles Festival, the W. Eugene Smith Award in 1990, and the Kodak Award in 1992, just to list a few. He was nominated to the Magnum Photos agency in 1990, became an associated member in 1992 and a full member in 1994. It’s the iconic Magnum who describes him as someone who ‘looks at life from the perspective of historical records and current evolutions. Those evolutions include social relationships, politics, climate change, and technology. De Keyzer has also cultivated a deep love for the craft of photography – both from the vantage of working with 100-year-old glass plates, and using today’s best technologies, to achieve truly remarkable images.
Organised by ArtFotoMode, Carl de Keyzer will be conducting a photo workshop in Marseille, France for 5 days, from 23-27 October 2023 You will get to experience working closely with Carl and he will be able to share his experience of working on long projects, how to edit your work effectively as well as emphasising the importance layering your image to create a strong single image. If you wish to research a subject in the bustling city of Marseille beforehand, you can work more in depth whilst you are there. Carl has taught in various recognised international photo academies and at ICP. There are limited places available, and you can apply directly to [email protected] , deadline 9 October 2023. Check the link https://artfotomode.com/workshop/carl-de-keyzer/
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October 23, 2023 to October 27, 2023