“The Personal Narrative “

November 7 – 9, 2014
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

A workshop dedicated to finding your unique form of visual language and expression through photography.

The Personal Narrative is an intensive 3 day workshop with acclaimed photographer Michael Ackerman, which focuses on guiding students towards a “photography which is not about photography, or about style, or confined to a category but a photography that transcends. Photography as a revelation of what it means to be alive”. Throughout this workshop students will work with Michael to shape a personal visual language through editing, brainstorming and reviewing other photographers’ images. Michael will also use his own work and process as a guide for students in developing their own unique method of production.

The students will be asked to create or just think of a project in the weeks preceding the class, which will be critiqued and developed. This project can be on any subject, so long as it is something that the student is passionate about and that they feel they want to explore in depth. Students are also encouraged to bring their past work to discuss and review.

During this 3 day workshop participants will be guided in finding a unique visual language through editing, critiquing and discussion. Michael requests that students spend the weeks preceding the workshop photographing or thinking of an idea for a new project, which can be on any subject. The project could also be something they have already started on their own. The first day of class, students should come prepared with their new project and a portfolio of their old work. Each day, Michael will share his work, personal experiences and artistic process, as well as the work of others.

Students will engage in daily group critiques, and will also have one-on-one portfolio reviews. By the end of the workshop, students will have been guided in realizing the potential forms of photographic expression – through editing, shooting style and concept. The projects discussed during the workshop will be presented to the NYC photo community at the Photo Workshop New York loft space, during our monthly projections. Each participant’s project will also be showed on this website.

Information


When: from November 7 to November 9, 2014
Place: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 days
Participation fee:  400 (€360 for students that have participated in previous PWNY workshops)
“Early Bird” participation fee: 380 for enrollment prior to September 16, 2014

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  • – The workshop is open to everyone: students, advanced amateurs or professional photographers, with no age/sex/nationality restrictions. Enrollment is open until each class fills. The maximum number of participants accepted is 12.
  • – The location of the workshop is the amazing gallery space of Cartel Collective in Berlin.
  • – The workshop will take place during the European Month of Photography Berlin, a great opportunity to visit the largest German festival for photography while working with Michael Ackerman!
  • – Once your application is accepted, an immediate payment is required to reserve your space in the workshop. All payment information will be sent directly through email.
  • – The fee of the workshop does not include travel or accommodation expenses. PWNY staff is available to help participants with travel and accommodation arrangements.
  • – We are very proud to have LEICA STORE FIRENZE has one of our partners for this workshop: every student will have the possibility to shoot with the amazing Leica M given to us!
  • – There are scholarships available for photographers aged 26 or younger,If you are a photographer aged 26 or younger. The application deadline is September 12, 2014. More information about how to apply for the scholarship here.
  • – Once enrolled, students will be sent a bibliography and links for inspiration, in order to be prepared for class discussions
  • – Technical equipment (camera, extra accessories and laptop) must be provided by each participant.
  • – The workshop will be held in English. Students must be proficient in speaking and understanding English.
  • – Photo Workshop New York’s staff will be present during the workshop.
  • – The workshop releases a certificate of participation at its end.

 



Bio

Michael Ackerman was born in 1967 in Tel Aviv. Since his first exhibition, in 1999, 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 Photographers 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. He is represented by Gallery VU’ and currently lives in Warsaw, Poland.

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