Apply Now for Photography Masterclass with Ari Versluis (Exactitudes) in Berlin
ENCOUNTER: Examining and recording identity expressed through street dress codes
Intensive Photography Experience in Berlin, Germany
DATES: August 1-14, 2016
As part of its 2016 Summer Academy, SomoS presents the Encounter Photography Masterclass directed by internationally acclaimed photographer and educator Ari Versluis (Exactitudes Studio). It is inspired by Ari Versluis’ new Encounter photo series, which traces a new layered and fragmented cultural "Über-Diversity," emerging between the cracks of the ever growing worldwide sameness of self-presentation.
FOCUS: The politics of street-casting & the practice of street photography in the broadest sense, including notions of identity, lifestyle, fashion, politics, activism, cultural- and social transition.
PRACTICE: The experience will guide participants to speedily produce perceptive documentary photography, as well as enable staged photography shoots. For this purpose, a fully equipped professional photo studio covering 100 square meters is set up at SomoS Art House for the duration of the program. Individual advice will be given daily during the process, fueled by contextualizing theory. Participants will work in Berlin, which is unique in its subcultural vitality and diversity. A final exhibition of the participants’ work created during the program will be held at SomoS exhibition space, and an accompanying catalog printed.
THEORY: Included are personal guest lectures, Q&A's, video sessions with leading creative minds from different fields, such as style chronicler and social commentator Peter York, creative director Nicolás Santos (Dust magazine/NOAH magazine), Jessica Gysel (Girls Like Us magazine), lifestyle researcher and writer Adriano Sack, publishers Nicolas & Marcel Schlutt (Kaltblut magazine) and visual artist/curator Charl Landvreugd. Legal concerns and conceptual aspects of street photography/casting, developing a critical eye for your own work, and support in project development will each be workshopped. Participants will focus on sharpening their awareness of street styles as a meaningful language as expressed through the signals of fashion and dress codes.
GOAL: Furthering participants' sense of cultural diversity; and sharpening their social, conceptual and professional skills.
APPLY: Rolling Applications Accepted. Early Deadline: May 15th, 2016. Final Deadline June 30th, 2016.
Visit our website to learn more and to apply for the masterclass. Spaces are limited.
TUITION: 1950,00 € ( Early Registration by May 15: 1850€ ) incl. VAT
Limited on-site accommodation is also optionally available for the two-week duration:
3 – 4 people shared room: 250,00 €
2 people shared room: 400,00 €
Single room: 680,00
All prices include VAT