Austria, Salzburg

The notion of subject matter

when 18 July 2016 - 30 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 700

The course will be based on working in groups. The process is divided into the following steps:

1. Choosing a subject to photograph
After a general discussion about how to choose a subject, sub-groups will be formed of people who want to deal with the same subject. They will discuss details of the research and how to photograph the subject. Each group can be 3-4 persons. Before going out, each participant writes a script reflecting subject, methods and goals.

2. Taking photographs
Normally each one goes out alone to take photos. If necessary, we may choose to go together.

3. Reviewing and editing the work
Looking at what we have photographed provides us with a learning experience about our way of seeing and our ability to capture a subject. Reviewing our material will result in an editing process and the elaboration of a presentation of the subject. This step will combine individual reflection and group discussion.

4. Artist’s statement and captions
To write a statement and captions will be necessary to shape our own position towards our subject and to provide a context for the images.

5. Exhibition
We will investigate the possibilities of staging an exhibition of the work.

Course leader

Ahlam Shibli

Target group

Anyone interested in fine arts, especially in photography

Fee info

EUR 700: Regular fee
EUR 540: Reduced fee for students


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