The young participants are invited to see Berlin through different eyes in this exciting new workshop! In small groups and under the guidance of a photographer and a dramaturg, they roam the streets with their cameras and photograph the city in unexpected, unusual and surprising ways. Which stories want to be told, which scenes catch the eye and are worth capturing on camera?
Based on black and white photography, unconventional themes and perspectives are played with (e.g. hip shots, paparazzi, snapshots) and a very unique photographic language is developed. To explore the graphic and dramatic qualities of black and white photography, participants will be inspired by appropriate contemporary approaches. These include, for example, unorthodox city photographers such as Weegee, Diana Arbus or Vivian Maier. In the end, everyone created their own ‘grungy’ report in 2023!
Mirjana Vrbaski, born in Montreal in Canada in 1978 and grew up in Belgrade in Serbia, lives and works as a freelance artist in Berlin. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2010. Since then, she has focused her work on portraits and has developed a distinctive visual signature. Her ongoing series Verses of Emptiness has been exhibited widely internationally, including at the Fotomuseum The Hague (NL), Museum Kranenburgh (NL), and Transformer Station (USA), and is represented in prestigious collections.
Gert-Jan Stam is a theater maker and studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Amsterdam School of Writing. His work is about developing productions together. His do-it-together concepts have been presented in Germany, France, Croatia, Egypt, Japan and China, among others. Together with the architect Breg Horemans, he founded TAAT in 2012, a collective that works with the latest means of theater and architecture, fine art and design.
Sat, Nov 25th + Sun, Nov 26th, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m