Berlin, Germany

Stories and Encounters – A Photography Workshop

when 30 August 2022 - 2 September 2022
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 430

This workshop combines photo analysis and practical photographic work. We'll raise consciousness about the constitution of a narrative and the communicative ability of the photograph. In addition to producing photo series, the participants will become skilled at looking at, reading and talking about photographs.

Throughout the course, the students will work on assignments that will help them discover and tell their stories in photographs. During each meeting, the participants will take pictures based on the task for the day. Together we will then look at and discuss the different images the group has come up with. There will also be work involving already existing photographs.

We will deal with issues such as subjectivity and objectivity, private and public, as well as technical issues like light situations. The workshop will also include collaborations between students, and some text work. We will explore a variety of aesthetic, practical and conceptual issues together, asking questions like "What is my attitude to the topic?" or "Where does this narrative begin or end?". On the last day, each participant will have their own photo series to show to the rest of the group.


No prior photographic experience is needed but the participants should have interest in working with content and form.


German / English


Each student should bring a digital or phone camera to every meeting.

Course leader

Carla Åhlander

Fee info

EUR 430: Min. number of participants: 10
Max. number of participants: 15