Defining your photographic identity - Part II
Workshop by Diana Lui
12, 13 & 14 April 2013
Open to anyone interested in developping their photography portfolios, new projects, new artistic directions or their culture of the still image.
Diana Lui is an artist, photographer and filmmaker working between Europe, North Africa, the United States and Asia. A master with the 8x10 inch view camera, Diana Lui develops long term photographic and artistic projects over several years. "Intimate Portraits", a project on today’s " hybrid generation of new nomads who have lost their roots and origins due to the onslaught of globalism " was initiated 20 years ago and continues to develop to this day. In the history of photography, Diana Lui’s work can be compared to that of August Sander’s portraits of the German people. However, where both their black and white portraits are subtle and realistic, Lui takes off from August Sander’s objectivity with a lyricism and sensitivity of her own interpretation. The harmonious combination of masculine objectivity with a feminine lyricism makes her work unique among the world of portrait and art photography today. Her latest project explores the « veil and its universal semantics in Europe, the Orient and Asia. Lui's monumental portraits of people, landscapes and trees have graced some of the most prestigious museums in the world - Guangdong Museum of Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Fototeca de Monterrey in Mexico, Museo de Bellas Artes Caracas in Venezuela, Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi, etc. Her training in both fine arts and photography make her a versatile artist in mediums other than photography. In recent years, she has expanded into installation art from creating works in-situ inside museums and outdoors on cultural and historical sites.
Duration of the workshop
Friday evening: 17h or 18h - 21h
Saturday: 9h30 - 19h with a lunch break between 12h30 - 14h
Sunday: 9h30 - 19h with lunch break between 12h30 - 14h
The general program: As the title of the workshop evokes, this workshop will teach new participants and second-time participants to read and interpret images as well as to construct coherent series of images for their own specific projects and needs. Participants will learn how to place their images in a visual context, whether historical or thematic according to two principal axis: the professional world (press, agencies, galleries, book publishing, education, corporate, etc) and their personal/artistic research.
Shooting during the workshop: For photographers who are interested in taking photos during the workshop, please discuss with Diana Lui on the first evening of the workshop your project idea. Diana will help you to clarify your ideas and advice you on how to approach your subject matter conceptually and technically. During the 2nd and 3rd day of workshop, Diana will look at your photographs taken throughout each day and help you to edit them to make a coherent series.
For those who have taken the first workshop with Diana Lui: this second workshop will help second-time participants to continue to develop further their photographic work based on new images they have been working on for the last few months. Second-time participants can also bring work that have been "sitting inside boxes" for months or years waiting to be developed or edited. These images will be sorted out and given structure during the workshop.
The workshop will be conducted in English
Number of participants: 12 maximum
Open to: professional photographers and artists, students of photography and art, amateurs passionate about learning about photography and art
Participants must bring for the 1st day of workshop * :
- 40 to 80 photographs per person or portable computer with selected photos and/or their portfolios, books
published, a rough draft for a photographic or artist book
- a notebook or something to record important discussions during workshop
*For the other two days of workshop, please prepare other photos to bring if you have more photos you would like to show, please make a general selection of photographs yourself before coming to each workshop.
Workshop fee: 170 € per participant
HURRY! SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS WORKSHOP. WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW AT firstname.lastname@example.org OR IN THE GALLERY.