June 12-18 2016 #1

WORKSHOP WITH MICHAEL ACKERMAN

  • PWNY 2016 – Michael Ackerman

  • PWNY 2016 – Michael Ackerman

  • PWNY 2016 – Michael Ackerman

  • PWNY 2016 – Michael Ackerman

  • PWNY 2016 – Michael Ackerman

  • PWNY 2016 – Michael Ackerman

  • PWNY 2016 – Michael Ackerman

  • PWNY 2016 – Michael Ackerman

  • PWNY 2016 – MICHAEL ACKERMAN

  • PWNY 2016 – MICHAEL ACKERMAN

  • PWNY 2016 – MICHAEL ACKERMAN

  • Michael Ackerman

  • Michael Ackerman

  • Michael Ackerman

  • Michael Ackerman

  • Michael Ackerman


©all images: Michael Ackerman.

CATEGORIES

INTROSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY / STREET PHOTOGRAPHY / PERSONAL VISION /
EDITING / ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT / LONG TERM PROJECT

GOALS

Michael Ackerman continues his collaboration with Spazio Labo’ and PWNY, after the 2014 workshops in Bologna and Berlin. From June 12 to June 18 2016, we are very proud to bring Michael to New York, a city with which he has a deep long term relationship and in which he had photographed extensively. Michael Ackerman has a direct and personal style of teaching, aiming to challenge, inspire and help each student to get deeper into the territory that we are exploring as photographers. The subjects to photograph during the week will be chosen by you and by Michael depending on each individual’s vision, curiosity and sensibility.
The point is to photograph what you love, what obsesses you, what you fear. We will focus on meaning and expression, rather than form and technique. During this week Michael Ackerman will share with you his instinctive and visionary approach to photography.

PROGRAM

✔ During this 7-day workshop, participants will be guided in the conception and realization of a personal photo project. Please come to the first session with a collection of digital or printed images of your work and some ideas for a project you will pursue during the week. After that, mornings will be group sessions devoted to reviewing and critiquing the images you shot the day before. In the afternoons, you will head into the city to further develop your project.
✔ As the week progresses, we will invite some notable New York photographers and professionals of the field as special guests, to present and discuss their work to the class.
✔ A bibliography and filmography in order to get prepared for the workshop will be sent to the participant once they are enrolled.
✔ The projects realized during the workshop will be edited in a collective multimedia piece. Each participant’s project will be shown on this website after the workshop.

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INFORMATION

When: from Sunday June 12 to Saturday June 18, 2016

Where: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

Duration: 7 full days

Early Bird participation fee: €850
(for enrollment prior to April 10, 2016)

Participation fee after April 10: €950 with double room accommodation / €715 without accommodation

  • ✔ Participation fee includes accommodation in double room (single room upon request) for 7 nights inside the prestigious campus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. If you don’t need accommodation, you can pay for the workshop participation fee only. The fee does not include travel or other expenses. Once enrollment is confirmed, PWNY staff will be available to help students find convenient flight fares.
  • NEWS 2016: if you enroll in Michael Ackerman’s workshop, you will be able to attend – at no extra cost – parts of Michael Christopher Brown’s workshop, which is going to happen the same week. Contact us for more information on this great educational opportunity.
  • ✔ In order to confirm your participation to the workshop, an advance payment is required. We will send all the information via e-mail after you fill the form at the bottom of this page.


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  • ✔ The workshop is open to everyone: students, advanced amateurs or professional photographers, with no age/sex/nationality restrictions, are welcome. Enrollment is open until each class fills. The maximum number of participants accepted is 12.
  • ✔ The workshop is reserved to Spazio Labo’|Centro di fotografia’s 2016 members. The 2016 membership fee of 15€ can be submitted at the time of registration to the workshop.
  • ✔ If you are a photographer under 26 years old, you can win a scholarship to participate in this workshop, offered by Spazio Labo’ | Centro di fotografia. The application deadline is March 20, 2016. More information about how to apply for the scholarship here.
  • ✔ The workshop releases a certificate of participation at its end.

  • ✔ The workshop will be held in English. Help with translation is available if needed.
  • ✔ Spazio Labo’ | Centro di fotografia’s staff will be present during the workshop.
  • ✔ Technical equipment (camera, extra accessories 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.

BIO

Michael Ackerman photographed by Lorenzo Castore Michael Ackerman (1967), born in Tel Aviv, in 1974 moves to New York. Since his first exhibition, in 1999, Michael Ackerman has made his mark by bringing a new, radical and unique approach. His work on Varanasi, entitled “End Time City,” breaks away from all sorts of exoticism or any anecdotal attempt at description, to question time and death with a freedom granted by a distance from the panoramic – whose usage he renewed – to squares or rectangles.
In black and white, with permanent risk that led him to explore impossible lighting, he allowed the grainy images to create enigmatic and pregnant visions. Michael Ackerman seeks – and finds – in the world he traverses, reflections of his personal malaise, doubts and anguish. He received the Nadar Award for his book “End Time City” in 1999, and the Infinity Award for Young Photographer by the International Center of Photography in 1998. In 2009, he won the SCAM Roger Pic Award for his series “Departure, Poland”.
His last book “Half Life” has been published in 2010 by Robert Delpire. In 2014, he collaborated with Vincent Courtois, cellist, and Christian Caujolle, behind the project, in a show called “L’intuition” which proposes a dialogue between photography and music creation. This show was presented, in particular, as part of the festival Banlieues Bleues and for the Rencontres d’Arles 2014. In the last years, Ackerman has been teaching workshops and masterclasses at ICP in New York at Neue Schule Fur Fotografie in Berlin and in various schools around the world. He lives and works in Berlin.
left image: Michael Ackerman photographed by Lorenzo Castore (©Lorenzo Castore).

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