Magnum Photos is delighted to announce its first workshop in Tokyo in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Photography and supported by Leica camera Japan. The Magnum workshop will be led by Magnum photographers Antoine d'Agata and Jacob Aue Sobol and will be held at the Tokyo Institute of Photography (T.I.P).
T.I.P was founded in 2010 as a platform for photographers and photography enthusiasts. With a mission to support a cross-cultural dialogue between the Eastern and Western photography communities, T.I.P.’s programs include local and international exhibitions, photography workshops at every level, and access to professional digital print lab and studio. (tip.or.jp)
The workshop is aimed at photographers with a good understanding of photographic practice, who are interested in narrative and storytelling, and looking to take the next step in their photographic development. Each applicant will be able to choose the photographer they would like to work with, and all efforts will be made to accommodate their choice.
The workshop will take place from Wednesday 19th March 2014 until Sunday 23rd March 2014.
During these 5 days, each Magnum photographers will lead their groups through a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst peers.
Participants will work will their lead tutors to create an edit to be shown in the culminating workshop projection. The projection will take place at Reminders Project stronghold (http://reminders-project.org/rps/). Reminders Photography stronghold is a curated membership gallery making multiple photographic activities (exhibitions, residencies, grants, book publishing).
As part of a special partnership with The British Journal of Photography, Magnum tutors and the BJP editors will decide of one workshop participant from each group to enjoy a special online feature of their work accompanied by an interview. The online article will also be feature on Magnum's Education web pages.
In our latest photo essay created in partnership with Magnum Photos, we follow Dominic Nahr into the 20km zone surrounding the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Japan. Nahr documents the damage that resulted from the plant's breakdown.
We first came across the work of Dominic Nahr when he won the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award in 2009 (http://bit.ly/OBNA09). It came as no surprise that he joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in July 2010. Nahr also spoke at our recent event in Paris with Magnum Photos to discuss "Crises and catastrophes in pictures. What justifiable role can photojournalism play in an age of camera phones, Twitter and Facebook?" His portfolio is on the Magnum Photos site: http://bit.ly/DominicNahr
In Nov 2014 workshopx run a week-long documentary photography workshop in Bangkok. Six students, three tutors and two local assistants worked together to complete assignments in real-life situations.
In the evenings guest photographers Nic Dunlop, Jack Picone and Philippe Schneider visited us with their inspiring presentations and talks.
It was an intense, tiring process for everyone but in the end it paid off. Big thank you to all of you!
More about the workshop: http://www.workshopx.org/eng/workshop-in-bangkok-november-2014