This intensive weeklong workshop taught by Ziyah Gafic and Paul Lowe will explore how to develop and refine your distinctive personal visual style and vision. It will focus on planning long-term projects, and how to conceive, research and fund them. It will also focus on developing your own individual personal visual style. Expect a transformative experience, where your current way of working will be challenged and refined through a series of one to one tutorials with both tutors in turn. We will push you hard to find what is truly your own unique photographic identity. You will learn to conceptualize long-term projects, and how to work through the challenges that come with long-term work, including creative blocks and funding. You’ll also learn when and how to include verbal storytelling as part of your visual work. During the workshop, you’ll be given problem-solving photo assignments to help unlock ways to work intuitively and emotionally, so that photography becomes more an act of creativity and less a matter of technology and intellect. The workshop includes two field trips, to Lukomir and Srebrenica, where participants will be able to experience shooting on location.
VII photographers left a lasting mark in the history of photojournalism with the work they produced during the war in Bosnia, making some of the most iconic images of 20th century during the conflict and its aftermath. Both tutors have lived and worked in Bosnia over the last 25 years, and between them have documented the war and post-war situation in depth from a range of perspectives.
Bosnia is an emerging state still coping with the long term effects of devastating civil war that raged thru the country from 1992-1995. Despite the Dayton peace agreement signed in 1995 that guaranteed return of refugees and restitution of private property, ethnic tensions remain high and the international community remains a strong factor in maintaining a somewhat dysfunctional state. Although hardly visible the country remains divided along the ethnic lines. Bosnia is located in Southeastern Europe and its capital, Sarajevo is easily reachable from Western Europe or the USA.
Bosnia today offers unique insight in what civil war does to a secular, prosperous country.
The workshop will include field trips around the city of Sarajevo, and to the remote mountain village of Lukomir and to the annual commemoration of the victims of the 1995 genocidal massacre at Srebrenica.
Instructors: Paul Lowe, Ziyah Gafic
Location: Sarajevo, Lukomir, Srebrenica, Bosnia
Cost: $2,000 USD
Duration: 7 Days
Class size: 20
Skill level: All levels
Supported by Linke Lab.
Read more and register at http://viiphoto.com/
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
July 06, 2018 to July 12, 2018