Embark on a five-week online photography workshop with Stuart Franklin exploring what draws you to take photographs.

In his 2016 book The Documentary Impulse, Stuart Franklin charts the motivation to visually tell stories and represent the world far back beyond the invention of the camera, extending his focus all the way back to cave painting. From prehistory onwards, Franklin explores the genesis of photographic representation in visual culture and many of the practical and ethical issues that form the backdrop to the current landscape of the industry. More recently, in Ambiguity Revisited: Communicating with Pictures, Stuart looks at how pictures convey meaning to the spectator.

Using his photography and research as a starting point to explore your own practice, Stuart aims to help you go beyond the practicalities of technique and understand your work within the weight of this context. “Photography is as much about reaching inside yourself, your own inner core, as it is making sense of the world around us,” says Franklin.

The workshop is taking place online. You will have a total of one day introduction, one hour of personal mentoring with Stuart and three afternoons of group critiques during which you will brainstorm ideas, receive assignments, practice the art of editing and sequencing, and work towards developing a visually coherent approach to your work.

You will be asked to shoot new work before each session, which will be used as a basis for receiving critical feedback.

This workshop offers:

– Mentoring by Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin

– Individual portfolio reviews

– Group portfolio reviews

– Introduction to editing and sequencing



Monday 14 October – Monday 11 November 2024.

Classes will be held between 10:00-18:00 CET. Participants will be split into groups based on their timezone.


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