Workshop with Michael Ackerman

19 e 20 giugno 2017
FotoLeggendo 2017

Quando: 19 e 20 giugno 2017

Dove: Officine Fotografiche Roma

Costo: 200 euro (+ 30 euro di iscrizione all’associazione per chi non è socio 2017)

Orario: dalle 10 alle 17

Il workshop si svolgerà in lingua inglese

Michael Ackerman will fully introduce himself and speak about his work and life experiences. Thereafter each participant will receive a thorough assessment and feedback of their own work and learn how to evolve their approach to their individual photographic practice. Participants will need to bring a project that they are working on and are fully engaged with.

The purpose of this training experience is to fully explore a subject matter that truly touches the individual participant, and to investigate it thoroughly. To break through the limits we impose on ourselves and realise possibilities we may be blind to. Questions will be asked about the work, its approach, its realization, editing and ultimately it’s meaning.

It’s important that each partcipant in the workshop feels that their voice is valid and equal. The workshop should be a conversation, a collaboration, not a lecture.

Michael Ackerman

Represented by Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris.  American. Born in 1967 in Tel Aviv. Lives in Berlin. Since his first exhibition, in 1999, Michael Ackerman has made his mark by bringing a new, radical and unique approach. His work on Varanasi, entitled “End Time City,” breaks away from all sorts of exoticism or any anecdotal attempt at description, to question time and death with a freedom granted by a distance from the panoramic – whose usage he renewed – to squares or rectangles.

In black and white, with permanent risk that led him to explore impossible lighting, he allowed the grainy images to create enigmatic and pregnant visions.

Michael Ackerman seeks – and finds – in the world he traverses, reflections of his personal malaise, doubts and anguish. He received the Nadar Award for his book “End Time City” in 1999, and the Infinity Award for Young Photographer by the International Center of Photography in 1998. In 2009, he won the SCAM Roger Pic Award for his series “Departure, Poland”.

His last book “Half Life” has been published in 2010 by Robert Delpire. In 2014, he collaborated with Vincent Courtois, cellist, and Christian Caujolle, behind the project, in a show called “L’intuition” which proposes a dialogue between photography and music creation. This show was presented, in particular, as part of the festival Banlieues Bleues and for the Rencontres d’Arles 2014.