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Workshop description by Michael Ackerman

A special 2 weekend workshop, to develop a personal photography project. We will meet and begin the work on Sunday, May 12th and meet again 4 weeks later on June 8th and 9th to evaluate the results and determine if the project is finished and needs further development. In the time between we will meet individually on line for further consultation and editing.

The workshop is open to anyone, regardless of your level of experience so far, who is working with photography in a personal way. This means using photography to explore the world you live in and your place in it. To explore your interests, your concerns, your obsessions. What is important is an openness, a curiosity, a hunger to learn and a need to go deeper. You can work towards an exhibition, a book, a multimedia presentation. This will depend on your goals and what is the right form for you.

I will present my work (finished projects and those in progress), my history and my evolution as openly and honestly as I can. I will also present the work of photographers, artists, writers and musicians that have been particularly inspirational to me.

In my workshops I see each person as uniquely individual and I try to understand your vision and the particular meaning of your work. We will review, discuss and edit your projects, both one on one and as a group. I will give each person an assignment based on the work you’re already doing and suggest experiments with new directions.

My goal is to see the potential for each participant to go deeper in the photographic, social, mental and emotional territories that you’re exploring. I will challenge you to break some borders that may be confining and to consider new possibilities for your work. To see photography as an expression of your voice and humanity and to strive towards a more honest and brave expression. I see the workshop as a collaboration, not a lecture. It's important for me to create an environment in which everyone's opinions and ideas are valid and encouraged. We are here to help each other. I wish that each person leaves the workshop with greater inspiration, freedom and more deeply realized body of work.

Refund and Cancelation Policy for the Masterclass
Cancelation and refund requests received before February 29, 2024 will be eligible for a 85% refund.
Cancelation and refund requests received until March 31, 2024, will be eligible for a 50% refund.
Cancelation and refund requests received after March 31, 2024 will not be accepted.

In the event that the masterclass is canceled due to not meeting minimum enrolment or for any other reason, all paid registrations will be refunded in full with no cancelation fee.
Event Details
3 days
Part 1: Sun 12.05. from 10:00 to 19:00
Part 2: Sat/Sun 08.06. & 09.06. from 10:00 to 19:00
Rotondes, Black Box (May), Co:Work (June)
550 € (adults) | 380 € (students)
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not suitable with wheelchairs
a lot of walking possible
outdoors - dress appropriately
chairs available - seated event