Photography I

Dates: June 25 – July 2, 2017

It began with the passion for theatre during the 1990ies in Bielefeld. Karen Stuke passed her studies as a photographer with Professor Gottfried Jäger. From that time her first theatrical pictures with a Camera Obscura originated.

While theatrical photographers usually use telephotolens , the Berlin artist was always interested in the events as a whole, timewise and spatially. Thus she exposed a whole play on one single negative with a Camera Obscura. These are long time observations in which the time phases overlap and melt to an overall impression. The enthusiasm for both artistic expression media theatre and photograph is also reflected in the use of the Camera Obscura.

The class in Venice will start from the Camera Obscura as a stimulating input and it will be every participants role to develop his/her specific applications, deviations or further development of ideas as a result of this interaction. We will begin with the introduction to the Camera Obscura  photograph. Moreover, various hole camera types will be on disposal which can be used by the participants or be built on site. Experience with cameras or darkroom work is not necessary. Of course any analogous camera or digital camera can be used in the workshop beside or instead of the Camera Obscura.

This Workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as for the experienced photographers who would like to experiment and develop new ways.

Teaching Professor: Karen Stuke, Berlin


Photography II

Dates: July 2 – July 16, 2017

Teaching Professor: Laurent Montaron, Paris

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