Photography I

Dates: June 23 – July 7, 2019

After several decades of intense work with photography, I discovered that photography is an ideal medium for the development of human creativity.

The human mind uses the visual language of photography to capture and change reality with the help of the photographic negative of the photo camera or digital pixels.

The possibilities of expression through photography are almost inexhaustible.

From the first contact with photography often develops a passion that preserves the whole life and also represents a kind of communication at the same time.

The most important thing in the relationship between the lecturer and the participants is to develop and train the motivation and interest in photography .

The picture discussion on the realized themes (which are given by the lecturer) are the appropriate way in which the educator (often an artist) can pass on his artistic and human experiences.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers alike.

Teaching Professor: Miro Švolík, Prague

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Photography II

Dates: July 7 – July 21, 2019

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 telephoto lens, 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

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