Paris: 5-day Photography Masterclass with Jeff Cowen & Jim Casper: October 18-22, 2012
Anonymous, Berlin, 2007 © Jeff Cowen
Location: Central Paris, France
Dates: October 18-22, 2012
Fee: 9900 NOK
Limit: 15 photographers
Full details (in Norwegian and English): Bilder Nordic School of Photography
The Masterclass will be conducted in English.
ABOUT THE MASTERCLASS
This will be a 5 day marathon for photographers interested in making a significant vertical leap in their work. It is geared toward fine art photography, with emphasis on strengthening your own distinct visual style and approach, understanding how the international art markets work, and developing multi-pronged marketing strategies to best present yourself to the world.
The Masterclass is coordinated by Lens Culture in Paris, France, in partnership with Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo, Norway.
- The class will emphasize shooting, editing and the final print. Shooting will take place in central Paris and in the studio. Students will have the opportunity to work with street photography, the nude, still life, and abstraction during the course of the class. There will also be group visits to some photography-based cultural institutions throughout Paris.
- Class members will be expected to bring a body of work in progress to be discussed by the group. Each participant will also receive one-on-one consultations with Jim Casper and Jeff Cowen.
- Jeff will stress how digital photographers can learn to use new technology while respecting the tradition of analogue-based photography and its position as a medium with respect to art history.
- Career strategies in photography and the artist’s path are also topics for discussion and development. This class offers a unique perspective to create a dialogue with a working artist and an international photography critic, publisher and lecturer.
© Truls Rundgren, from a previous Leica Streetsmart Workshop at Lens Culture’s space in Paris.
ABOUT JEFF COWEN
Jeff Cowen is known for his painterly style in photography, and also for his sculptural mural-size compositions. He works with the figure, landscape, abstraction and still life. He is represented by several leading galleries and his work is in over one hundred collections and institutions. His first monograph was published by Paris-Musée, and his galleries have produced books for his many solo shows around the world.
He participates regularly in art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Cologne, Art Bolonga, Arco, Photo Espana, LaArt Fair, Art Paris and others. In the fall 2012, his work will be exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris in a special museum exhibition by the Huis Marseille Photography Museum during Paris Photo and the Month of Photography.
Jeff Cowen is a New York University honors scholar in Oriental studies. 25 years ago he was the assistant of Ralph Gibson and Larry Clark. His early street photography in New York City and his reportage work of the Romanian Revolution is in numerous collections and has been shown in Museums such as The Filature in Mulhouse and the New York Historical Society Museum.
Visit Jeff Cowen’s website.
ABOUT JIM CASPER
Jim Casper is the founder and director of Lens Culture, an international organization dedicated to the celebration and promotion of contemporary photography in all of its forms. He is a curator, writer, publisher and lecturer. He also serves on juries around the world.
Jim will work with each participant to help develop in-depth marketing and communications strategies to prepare photographers for critical and financial success in worldwide art markets. This includes review and editing of projects and portfolios, and — making the most of diverse opportunities to bring your work to the attention of collectors, gallery directors, curators, book publishers, magazine art directors, media assignment editors, agencies and commercial clients.
Requirements: This course is open to all serious photographers. Digital printing equipment will be available for all participants. If you choose to work with film, we have arranged for professional lab film processing, contact sheets and digital scanning (you must pay extra for the lab work). We do not have a full darkroom available, so we will focus on digital printing for this purposes of this workshop.
Equipment: Bring your own camera, and a laptop if possible.
Price: NOK 9900,- (Maximum 15 persons. Material costs, travel and stay is not included.)
Conditions: Before signing up, please read the conditions and agreement carefully.
THE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD IN ENGLISH.