FOTOFREO – DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

 Friday 30th March – Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Join us, Claire Martin and Sam Harris for our first joint workshop to be held during the FotoFreo Festival of Photography 2012. We’ll be running an intimate & intensive 5 day workshop, mentoring up to 12 people who want to move forward with their photography… We’ll help you create a Photo Essay which will be exhibited as part of the Foto Freo Fringe Program.

The workshop will be held in the Board Room at Little Creatures Brewery, 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle Friday 30th March – Tuesday 3rd April 2012. Booking essential, details below.

Photo © Claire Martin

Photo © Claire Martin

Are you taking great pictures but aren’t sure what to do to take them to the next level? Do you seek to communicate your point of view on the world? Have you admired great documentary or street photography and wondered how it is achieved? The answer lies in developing a body of photographic work that is personal to you – A series of images on one subject that show your creativity, technical skill and point of view. The topic could be anything from photographing your family to documenting social issues like homelessness or exploring abstract ideas like memories or feelings photographically. The important thing is that you have a point of view and tell a story with your pictures in a concise and original way. Developing a body of work not only provides you with a more sophisticated portfolio, working in this way is a must for exhibition, editorial work, book production and proving yourself as a consistent shooter.

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Over 5 full days we will help you develop ideas and execute them, as well as inspire and educate you about where the documentary photography industry is today and who some of its great shooters are. Prepare to work hard, have fun and produce work you can truly be proud of.

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WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS

This workshop is aimed at photographers developing their first significant body of work. We will help to get you where you need to go for your next personal step as a photographer. You must be competent & comfortable using your camera, have a portfolio / selection of images and be able to use an editing software of your choice i.e lightroom, aperture, iphoto, picasa etc.

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We will help get you thinking and seeing better, with more critical awareness of the creative process. It’s ok if you don’t already have a project to work on as it’s as much about being inspired, having a go, learning ad getting great pictures in the process.

Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris

ABOUT US

CLAIRE MARTIN

Claire began her career by pursuing a degree in Social Work, however, she changed her focus to Photography when she realised that change can also be effected through this medium. Her ongoing documentation of marginalised communities within prosperous nations has recently won her the Magnum Foundation 2010 Inge Morath award for Female Photographers under 30 years of age.

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Since beginning her career pursuing personal projects in 2007 Claire has quickly gained praise for her unique style receiving support from Getty images as an Emerging Talent in Reportage in 2009 as well as representing Australia’s Emerging Female Photojournalist for Foto Freo 2010. She has recently joined the renowned Australian Documentary Photo Collective “Oculi” and her work is distributed through Agency VU in Europe and Redux in the USA.

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Claire lives in Perth Western Australia where she works as a freelance photographer and socially concerned documentary artist.

Photo © Claire Martin

SAM HARRIS

Born and raised in the suburbs of south London, Sam Harris is a self-taught photographer. In his late teens he made a simple home darkroom and experimented nightly whilst listening to records. Combining these passions led him to start freelancing in the London music industry of the early 90s, making album sleeve art. Sam went on to shoot editorial portraits and features for leading UK publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine, Esquire, Dazed & Confused and The Telegraph Magazine.

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In 2002 he re-evaluated his lifestyle and photographic direction and left London with his family to travel slowly for several years. During this period he began the process of turning his camera inwards… In 2008 he settled with his family in the forests of South Western Australia. His acclaimed series Postcards from Home has been exhibited internationally as well as recently winning the 2011 Momento Pro Photobook of the Year award.

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Sam now shoots personal projects, commissions and teaches photography.

Jay Kay / Esquire Magazine - Photo © Sam Harris

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TUITION

The cost of tuition is $550 (inclusive of GST) for 5 day workshop and last evening projection exhibition. This does not include travel, accommodation or day-to-day expenses.

Please note: Sam Harris and Claire Martin reserves the right to cancel workshops with less than eight participants. Refunds will be given.

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REGISTRATION

To register your interest & or make a booking  please fill in the form below:

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