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THE NARRATIVE IMPULSE by Salvatore Vitale

Workshop Date : 3-7 March, 2019

Application Deadline : 5 February 2019

Workshop Fee: Bangladeshi Applicant: 3000 BDT, International Applicant: 150 USD

“Word, image, and sound all must have primacy in the development of the narrative.” – Fred Ritchin

This workshop is designed to explore the varied possibilities of storytelling and the use of photography combined with other media. In an era characterized by the proliferation of digital communication and by an increasingly interconnect mediascape, it is a necessity for visual artists to confront themselves with a multitude of different languages and media which constantly influence and shape the production of meaning.

The workshop is open to photographers and artists interested in exploring the varied possibilities of storytelling and the use of photography combined with other media. They will be guided and provided with an understanding of the potential of using different media in order to communicate and deliver one story. The participants will be invited to explore, research and present a narrative which will be then developed using different strategies. From a theoretical introduction to practical exercises, the final aim is to create a transmedia narrative.

The possibilities are many and include working with sound, text, archive, video, social media platforms, web etc.

Application Guideline:

• To apply, please fill out this Workshop Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/GlFVcpLiOQQ9MtWJ3

• 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 pathshala.academic@gmail.com 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_ Conceptual_Research Based Work_ Sound And Mix

Salvatore Vitale (b. 1986, Palermo, Italy) is a Swiss-based visual artist and editor. He studied Fine Arts at the Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK) and he was a recipient of the Swiss Arts Council grant in 2015-2016, the PHmuseum Award Grant in 2017, the Swiss Design Awards, FOAM Talent and Punctum Award in 2018. His work has been shown in museums and at photo festivals including the Swiss Center for Photography (FotostiftungSchweiz), PhotoforumPasquart Biel/Bienne, OCAT Shanghai and Shenzhen, MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Hamburg Triennale of Photography, T3 Photo Festival Tokyo, and Jaipur International Photography Festival. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of YET magazine, a Swiss-based international photography magazine that focuses on the evolution of photography practice within the contemporary art field.
Vitale is a member of the academy of nominators for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. He has judged for ShowOFF— Krakow Photomonth, the Grolsch Unseen Residency, and the Kassel DummyAward to name a few.

Salvatore teaches at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) and he has led workshops worldwide. He also gives lectures, presenting the analysis of some of the most compelling contemporary photography issues.