Join Magnum photographer Yael Martínez on a 6-day immersive workshop in the Sacred Valley of Cusco in which participants will explore a variety of approximations to storytelling, both through photography and other visual languages.

Organized for the second year in a row, the workshop proposes an intimate experience of Peruvian culture, bridging the gap between local artists and traditions to inspire the development of a project which carefully considers the context in which it will be produced. It will take place during the Day of the Dead, an important cultural ceremony.

With the help of Yael Martínez, known for telling critical stories with unconventional approaches, the participants will develop new work in this challenging context, while questioning the very means through which they approach it – becoming familiar with issues surrounding:

  • Representation
  • Impact
  • Collaboration
  • Approach

By the end of the workshop, participants should…

  • Have a thoroughly planned and critically informed self directed body of photographic work
  • Be able to demonstrate creative, visual, intellectual and technical abilities
  • Have deeper understanding of the history of documentary photography, especially in the context of Peru
  • Critically analyze photography within both historical and theoretical frameworks;
  • Engage in informed, critical self-reflection and the ability to critique peers
  • Demonstrate an understanding of editing photographs for different outputs
  • Develop an understanding of the variety of ways in which photography can function as a means of personal expression and as a documentary record

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