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AUGUST 1-10, 2018

MATT EICH: THE DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

PWNY is very proud to present a new workshop format for its 2018 edition: the site specific collaborative workshop. From August 1st to August 10th, 2018, “The Documentary Project “ workshop will be focused on a specific neighborhood of Brooklyn, Red Hook, where a group of students led by the expertise of photographer Matt Eich will work on different individual stories with the bigger goal of building a cohesive body of work about the places and the people of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

GOALS

PWNY is very proud to present a new workshop format for its 2018 edition: the site specific collaborative workshop. From August 1st to August 10th, 2018, “The Documentary Project “ workshop will be focused on a specific neighborhood of Brooklyn, Red Hook, where a group of students led by the expertise of photographer Matt Eich will work on different individual stories with the bigger goal of building a cohesive body of work about the places and the people of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

During the intensive 10 days of workshop, Matt will show his approach to documentary projects and his working methods to the group of participants.

The class will focus on documentary as a way of story telling, the issues of documentary photography will be addressed in a broader context, with a focus on sequencing – putting together groups of photographs to create a coherent body of work ready for presentation.

The participants will look at the content of their personal projects around the Neighborhood, analyzing the treatment of their subject matter as well as the editing and sequencing of the images they will produce. Matt will direct the group through sessions of group and individual shooting, personal reviews, group critiques, mentoring and editing sessions providing the opportunity to learn and improve one’s photographic skills of storytelling.

References will be made to the work of other contemporary photographers, in order to inspire participants throughout the workshop.

The final goal will be to produce a comprehensive project about Red Hook, seen through the eyes of the different students and their different interests and abilities. The individual stories will be thought and produced as a collective project that will be edited in a multimedia piece, publicly showed at the end of the workshop.

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHEN:

from Wednesday August 1 to Friday August 10, 2018.

WHERE:

Brooklyn, New York.

DURATION:

10 full days.

SCHEDULE:

10 am – 2 pm daily in class, the rest of the day will be devoted to shooting.

GETTING PREPARED:

Since the workshop is focussed on Red Hook, we strongly recommend becoming familiar with it by reading articles, watching videos and getting to know the area via Google Maps.

 LANGUAGE:

The language of the workshop is English. Good listening and speaking abilities are strongly recommended, please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:

A bibliography and filmography in order to get prepared for the workshop will be sent to the participant once they are enrolled.

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT:

photographic equipment and laptop must be provided by each participant. Digital equipment is not obligatory, but it is recommended. Participants who wish to shoot with film will be able to do so, as long as they are aware of the times and costs necessary for the development of the film in laboratory, and of the costs relative to the scanning and digitizing of negatives. The staff will help participants with a list of laboratories.

AFTER THE WORKSHOP:

the workshop releases a certificate of participation at its end; each participant’s project will be shown on a personal page of this website after the workshop.

PARTICIPANTS

The workshop is open to everyone: advanced amateurs or professional photographers, with no age/sex/nationality restrictions, are welcome.

The maximum number of participants accepted is 12.

MATT EICH

Born in 1986, Matt Eich is a portrait photographer, and photographic essayist working on long-form projects about the American condition. He is the recipient of numerous grants and recognitions, including an Aaron Siskind Fellowship, a VMFA Fellowship and two Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. He was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch and participated in the Joop Swart Masterclass. Matt’s prints and books are held in the permanent collections of The Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The New York Public Library, Chrysler Museum of Art and others. Eich studied photojournalism at Ohio University and holds an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School’s International Limited-Residency Program. His first monograph, Carry Me Ohio (Sturm & Drang, 2016) quickly sold out. His second monograph, I Love You, I’m Leaving, was published by Ceiba Editions in 2017. He is currently a Professional Lecturer of Photography at George Washington University. Matt resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and two daughters.
For more information: matteichphoto.com

Matt Eich
Matt Eich

HOW TO ENROLL

To enroll in the workshop, please send an email to admission@photoworkshopnewyork.com including in your request the following information:

  • first and last name

  • email address you want us to use for contacting you

  • mobile phone number

We will get back with all the information needed to complete your enrollment. Please, note that in order to confirm your participation to the workshop, an advanced payment is required.

PARTICIPATION FEE

EARLY BIRD FEE: € 640

For enrollment prior to April 20, 2018.

REGULAR FEE: € 830

The fee does not include accommodation, travel costs or other expenses. Once enrollment is confirmed, PWNY staff will be available to help students find convenient accommodation or flight solutions.

GOT QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us for any doubt about the workshop, logistic, enrollment and so on. We’re happy to help!

  • info@photoworkshopnewyork.com

  • +39 328 3383634