[F]rom June 12 to June 18 2016, we are very proud to bring Michael Ackerman to New York, a city with which he has a deep long term relationship and in which he had photographed extensively. Michael Ackerman has a direct and personal style of teaching, aiming to challenge, inspire and help each student to get deeper into the territory that we are exploring as photographers.
The subjects to photograph during the week will be chosen by you and by Michael depending on each individual’s vision, curiosity and sensibility.
The point is to photograph what you love, what obsesses you, what you fear. The workshop will focus on meaning and expression, rather than form and technique. Students should feel free to search, experiment, break borders, make mistakes, take emotional risks, all in the goal of getting closer to ourselves.
During this week Michael Ackerman will share with you his instinctive and visionary approach to photography. His method doesn’t follow tradition, it is not a simple chronicle of events. The pace of his photography is closer to cinematography than traditional documentary photography: images used in sequences, different formats, pictures that appear «wrong», images used as links between other images; all used to compose an essay that does not value where or when the pictures were made but rather attempts to capture a deeper emotional and spiritual truth of the subject.
All information on the workshop can be found here.
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