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»Visual Storytelling Workshop«

with Louisa Marie Summer

Workshop: June 4 & 5 + July 2 & 3, 2016 (Facebook Event)
= Weekend seminar / 4 days in total, from 10-18h
Language: German/English
Max. number of participants: 10
Target group: mid-level and advanced photographers
Price: 420,00 EUR (VAT included)


In our storytelling workshop we take a detailed look at the participants latest photographic works and provide individual and constructive feedback. Finally the visual stories are collectively edited.

The award-winning documentary photographer Louisa Marie Summer will be working with the group of participating photographers and take a close and critical look at their current or newly begun bodies of work. The workshop will span over two weekends. Following the first weekend, participants are encouraged to use the newly acquired feedback and implement it into their practical work. During the second weekend, their process will be discussed and the projects current status will be finalized and edited.

What is the learning objective?
The workshop’s primary focus lies in the development of individual, visual narratives in the tradition of documentary storytelling. Visual storytelling connects the appeal of a good story with the fascination a good image holds. Next to methodic rules of storytelling – where and how to insert storytelling, the possible meanings and language of an image and patterns a story is modelled after – the workshop enables intensive image discussions and debates within the group of participants. The composition of a strong and significant concept, a coherent selection of images, sequencing images in an exciting way and a fitting artistic presentation of the project are the main priorities of the workshop. It aims to sensibilize it’s participants for the art of storytelling. Louisa Marie Summer’s goal is for all the participants to further develop their very own and personal visual language.

Who is our target audience?
This workshop is targeted at photographers, advanced amateurs, photography graduates and advanced students. The participants should have gathered first experiences with documentary photography and ideally are already working on an idea / story which they can develop further during the workshop.

Further information
The workshop spans over two weekends which take place within a month. The long-term supervision enables a continuous and active development of the participants projects. Louisa Marie Summer will deal with all the introduced projects individually, analysing strengths and weaknesses. Alongside the group, proposals to improve the projects are elaborated. The participants will be working on their projects independently between the two weekends. The progress of their work will be discussed during the second weekend and a final edit of images will be created.

What are the requirements to participate in the workshop?
The participants should be in possession of their own camera equipment and are ideally currently working on a long-term project which they would like to further discuss and develop during the time of the workshop. Actively working on their photographic projects during June would be very beneficial.

About the teacher

Louisa Marie Summer, born 1983 in Munich, is an artist and documentary photographer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a University Diploma in Photo Design from the University of Applied Sciences Munich and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Her photographs have been published nationally and internationally in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Dummy and Leica Fotografie International. In 2012 Schilt Publishing published her book Jennifer’s Family. Louisa’s images have been exhibited and collected internationally, most recently, in Russia, Luxembourg and the United States. Her work became part of the famous Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy Collection in Sharon, CT and the Photography Archive of the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel in Luxembourg, L.

Any questions? Send an email to moc.g1656132190am-eg1656132190reme@1656132190spohs1656132190krow1656132190 or call +49 (0) 30 23925999

Further infos & registration on the emerge website!

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