Following the successful photography workshop at the Lichtblick School in Cologne last May, I conducted another workshop there on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, 2011. The workshop concentrated on tactics to achieve a visible, differentiated photography practice in a digital world full of photographers and photographs.
Building on my experience of gallery shows, making photo bookworks and workshops with photographers including Louis Baltz, John Gossage, Alec Soth, Rineke Dijkstra, Paul Graham and Todd Hido, I talked about what I have learnt with regard to "process" and the arrival at positive and authentic practice outcomes. Among other things, the workshop covered what makes a great photograph and why, strategies for evaluating your own work, editing and sequencing and different approaches to photobook making. There was also an opportunity for all participants to have their portfolios reviewed in a constructive, helpful manner.
If you'd like to know more about future workshops you can contact me direct at: email@example.com or Wolfgang Zurborn at the Lichtblick School.
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The photograph is of the group from the May workshop, including from the Lichtblick School, Wolfgang Zurborn, Tina Schelhorn and of course me.