Workshop with Roger Ballen «Fine Art Photography»


Workshop Fine Art Photography, with Roger Ballen
Calendar From the 11th until the 14th of September 2013. Applications are open until August 11th, 2013.
Where Bar Floréal photographie, 43 rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris, France, Map It
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[T]he workshop is open to 9 participants, professional photographers, advanced amateurs or artists who wish to improve their photographic style and technics or experiment with a new genre.

Roger Ballen (1950) is one of the most important photographers of his generation, one of the few still working in black and white photography. Ballen has lived and worked in Johannesburg for over 30 years. While working as a geologist, he began documenting the secluded small mining towns in South Africa where the interiors and the people he encountered in them led him to a body of work not only a social critique but also a unique engagement with metaphors of the human psyche within his images.

The aim of the class is to enable students the ability to more effectively express their own psychological identities, better integrate the subjectivity that is involved in aesthetic photography with the science of photography, analyze the aesthetics of a photograph, better understand the aesthetics of Roger Ballen’s photography and his artistic practice as well as a better understanding of the business of art photography and what it entails.

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