Monday, April 25, 2011

Cologne workshop at the Lichtblick School

I will be teaching a workshop at the Lichtblick School in Cologne over the weekend of May 28 and 29. Lichtblick has this to say about it:

Killing Time in Paradise - Workshop with Harvey Benge
Harvey Benge is one of the few photographers that today work with poetics and the philosophy of photography. Benge journeys through Europe and Asia, and his more than 25 photo-books help to further expand our understanding of visual language.

"Harvey Benge is a photographer with an eye for non-places. He finds them in diverse world cities such as London, Paris, Bangkok and Melbourne. At spots, which many would walk right past, he photographs details for his investigation into universal urban life. A doorbell, neon lights, a shop window - they are what he calls 'parallel signs' which occur everywhere in the world. Sporadically they betray something of their geographic location, but for the most part there appear to be hardly any cultural differences among world cities." Noorderlicht

In the workshop with Harvey Benge you will learn a lot about creating your own visual language. You start with generating visual ideas, followed by the editing and sequencing of the photographs found in urban life and finally the presentation of the series in exhibitions or in publications. Harvey Benge has a lot of experience in creating and publishing photo books and has exhibited his work all over the world in galleries and museums. With pleasure he will be giving workshop participants inspirational and practical advice for the progress of their photographic practice.

He conducted workshops in the past with: Antoine d’Agata, Peter Bialobrzeski, Louis Baltz, Slavica Perkovic, Alec Soth, John Gossage, Rineke Dijkstra, Paul Graham, Todd Hido.

Information about the workshop:
* weekend seminar: May 28th/29th 2011, 10–6 p.m. * maximal attendance: 12
* English speaking workshop. Fee for the workshop: 220.- Euro including 19% tax

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