EXPLORING URBAN SPACE by Peter Bialobrzeski
Workshop Date: 21-25 February (2019)
Application Deadline: 5 February
This workshop aims to look at the possibilities of creating “A sense of Place“. Contrary to public opinion the tools of photography are not exposure times and aperture but the abilities of the photographer to capture the mood of a space or the sense of a person. Without those skills a photographer can’t create complex bodies of work.
Participants will shoot with digital cameras and will create images that will feature a personal perspective looking at a chosen place within the city of Dhaka. The question of "truth" will be an integral part of the debate in the workshop. Images might be altered on the computer as an extended darkroom tool. Unaltered images can look so strange, that we hardly believe in their authentic state. This will not be a workshop that teaches technical side of digital processing tools, but will discuss the extended possibilities of digital image making and the way it changes our perception of a photograph. Previous research about the chosen subject is at least recommended. How is Dhaka being represented in contemporary photographic practice? How was it represented by painters?
• To apply, please fill out this Workshop Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/qh2crZIN1LzmNiZm2
• Send us your work/portfolio. Please note, your portfolio should be between 15-20 images (jpeg, 1200 pixels on the longer side, no compression).
• ZIP your files [portfolio only] and send to firstname.lastname@example.org via WeTransfer within 5 February 2019. Please note, you should rename your folder with your Full Name and Title of the Workshop. For example: Ashraful Huda_Exploring Urban Space
Peter Bialobrzeski studied Politics and Sociology before he became a photographer for a local paper in his native Wolfsburg/Germany. He travelled extensively in Asia before he went to study photography and design at the Folkwangschule Essen and the London College of Printing. His work has been exhibited in Europe, USA, Asia, Afrika and Australia. He won several awards including the prestigious World Press Photo Award 2003 and 2010. Peter Bialobrzeski has been a visiting professor for photojournalism at the University of Essen in 1998/99. Since 2002 Peter is a regular Professor for photography at the University of the Arts in Bremen/Germany. Furthermore he runs workshops around the world. He is represented by Laurence Miller Gallery in New York, LA Galerie in Frankfurt/Germany and also shows with Robert Morat Gallery in Berlin, as well as at m97 Gallery in Shanghai. In 2012 he was honored with the Dr. Erich Salomon Award by the German Society of Photographers (DGPh). He lives and works in Hamburg. To the day Peter has published 18 monographic photobooks.