Participants & final works 2014
Workshop 1: Collaborating with the so-called Real World
During the workshop, the participants were making work that describes the world but which also reflects their own psyche and temperament. The aim was to help the photographers connect more deeply to their own practice and to consider their work in a more expanded context.
Workshop 2: Photography as a Subversive Tactic: Being the Other
In this workshop, the participants were searching for ways to subvert and challenge the norms of society through their photographic practice, using either self-portraits or other photographic techniques.
Workshop 3: Portraits - On the Edge of the Light
The workshop participants were exploring the subject of portraiture, looking at the psychology of the portrait, trying to strip away the accessories and distractions and to unveil the raw information within.
Workshop 4: Photographing the Past
One of photography’s most interesting challenges is uncovering the often painful histories that surround us – their hiddenness, unsayability and the wreckage the past leaves behind. In this workshop, the students developed stories concerning local histories in Pelči, Kuldīga, Latvia or broader region of Eastern Europe.
Workshop 5: Multimedia Storytelling
The workshop explored different aspects of multimedia storytelling, focusing on ways of combining photographs with sound, video and other elements to create linear, cinematic stories. The participants worked with existing bodies of work to create coherent multimedia pieces.
Workshop 6: The Photobook: from Idea to Completion
By Rafal Milach and Ania Nałęcka, in cooperation with Nico Baumgarten
The workshop gathered photographers who have completed or are close to completing their project, and ready to turn it into a photobook or printed publication. The participants went through the main stages of book production, from the concept to completion, and created their own dummy books as a result.
Alessia Bernardini (IT)
Anete Skuja (LV)
David Fathi (FR)
Dina Popova (RU)
Emine Gozde Sevim (TR)
Gunta Podina (LV)
Ilaria Di Biagio (IT)
İrem Sözen (TR)
Italo Morales (VE)
Maria Pleshkova (RU)
Natalia Pokrovskaya (RU)
Olena Bulygina (UA)
Sheila Zhao (US)
Workshop 7: My Story
By Luca Crivellari, Nedo Baglioni and Viktorija Eksta
The participants of the workshop - 12 young people from the village of Pelči and surroundings were learning the basics of photographic language, at the same time reflecting upon their life, people and things that matter to them, their dreams and future plans.