© Michael Ackerman

Workshop

Intensive 5-day workshop

by Michael Ackerman

Workshop: July 18 – 22, 2016 (Mon-Fri)
Language: English
Fee: 700 €
Deadline for submissions: June 1st, 2016

Description

Berlin Foto Kiez is very pleased to announce an intensive 5-day workshop conducted by the American photographer Michael Ackerman.

His critically acclaimed photobooks are a black and white and grainy expression of his explorations and emotional voyages into the world of uncertainty and realisation. His book ‘End Time City‘ won the Nadar Award in 1999 and the Infinity Award for young photographers in 1998. His latest book ‘Half Life‘, was published by Robert Delpire in 2010. He recently collaborated with the cellist Vincent Courtois and the curator, Christian Caujolle, in a show entitled ‘L’intuition‘ at the festival Banlieues Bleues for Recontres d’Arles in 2014.
He was represented by Galerie VU in Paris.

Ackerman is well renowned for his focused ability at conducting workshops encouraging and bringing out participants deep and innate creativity.
The workshop is limited to 14 participants. The deadline for submissions is 1st June. The cost of the workshop is € 700.

To submit and find out more details send an email to Berlin Foto Kiez (contact infos here) of 10 low resolution images and/or a link to your website and your reasons for wanting to be part of the workshop.

About Berlin Foto Kiez

Berlin Foto Kiez is an initiative to organise photography projects with some of the most influential contemporary photographic auteurs as inspirational teachers and mentors. The projects will take place in the creatively vibrant urban-scape of East Berlin. This particular area is renowned for the spontaneous and unofficial affiliation of artists, and such a free-based community is known as a Kiez, a word particular to Berliners.

True to the spirit of Berlin the Foto Kiez endeavours to grow experientially and bring together a community of photographic artists from around the world to develop their personal visual expression and to engage in workshops, master classes, exhibitions, book production and lectures in an informal, open and yet intensive atmosphere.

Berlin Foto Kiez has been set up by:

Michael Grieve, Creative Director.
A British photographer, writer and lecturer, with considerable experience in the field of photography. Having graduated with a BA Hons in Film, Video and Photographic Arts and an MA in Photographic Studies both at the University of Westminster in London he went on to be an editorial photographer for publications such as Liberation, Le Monde, Sunday Times Magazine, Weekend Guardian Magazine, Vice, Newsweek and is represented by Agence VU in Paris. He was the deputy editor and writer for the contemporary photography magazine, 1000 Words and organised workshops in Morocco with such notable photographers as Antoine d’Agata, Anders Petersen and Roger Ballen. He was a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and a lecturer at Akademia Fotografii in Warsaw. He currently teaches at Berliner Technische Kunstschule in Berlin and writes and photographs on a regular basis for the British Journal of Photography.

Event Details

Berlin Foto Kiez | Workshop © Michael Ackerman

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