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FotoFilmic//VILLAGE is a series of high quality weekend master workshops with widely acclaimed figures of contemporary photography on Vancouver’s luxuriant Bowen Island (British Columbia, Canada) to boost the creative practice of growing photographers.
Central to the “Village” concept is also to re-experience a kind of natural artistic conviviality lost to globalization and instant communication: our small Pacific island setting slows down social time and invites both the conversational and the personal to take part unscheduled making for meaningful one-on-one networking.
SEPT 16-17, 2017 WEEKEND MASTER WORKSHOP WITH LARRY FINK
“EMPATHY: THE HIDDEN EYE”
We’re incredibly excited to announce that our next VILLAGE workshop program in the fall will bring New York legendary documentary photographer & FOTOFILMIC17 Juror Larry Fink to FotoFilmic’s pacific island headquarters in Vancouver for a unique weekend long photography retreat!
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn directly from one of the most iconic figures of photography today! Read on below for all workshop & registration details and take advantage of our May 22 Early Bird 2 free nights signup, low $285 deposit as well as new instalment flexible payment plan to reserve your spot right away!
2-day weekend seminar
Empathy: The Hidden Eye
Sept 16-17, 2017
Bowen Island, BC, Canada (Vancouver)
Open to all 18+
“Empathy is the emotional ability to feel the pulse of another. While picture making is the discipline with which we are concerned, the empathic postulation is the desire and ability to translate direct emotional experience into the two-‐dimensional surface, that which we are blessed to utilize. There is no formula for success in picture making or in feeling. It is a combination of desire, revelation, and the luck of the draw.
On the first day, there will be a portfolio review. Within reason each individual picture, will be intuitively and analytically perceived. For each photographer, I will attempt to piece together an overview of the central, organic orbit of their visual thinking. There will be a certain degree of references from throughout the history of photography to see where images fit in to the historical context.
On the second day, I will take the book, Larry Fink: On Composition and Improvisation (which is available via Aperture), and walk through it, image-by- image, thought-by-thought to give students a sense of my own creative enterprise.We will then discover the innate aspects of empathy by gazing deeply into each other’s eyes with the idea of crafting a portrait of what it means to intuitively intermingle.
I am assuming that everyone works in digital, which gives us such an easy access to presently shot imagery. The miracle of electric digital photography works in our favor.” Larry Fink
ABOUT LARRY FINK
Larry Fink is a professional photographer and teacher of over 55 years. He has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts. He has had one-man shows in the United States at the Museum of Modern Art, LACMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and internationally at the Musée de l’Elysée in Switzerland, the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi in France, the Andalusian Centre of Photography in Spain, and most recently the Musee de Arte Contemporaneo in Panama. His work is included in collections at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney among many others, and he was the recipient of the ICP Infinity Award for Fine Art Photography in 2015. Larry’s first monograph, the seminal Social Graces (Aperture, 1984) left a lasting impression in the photographic community. There have been twelve other monographs with the subject matter crossing the class barrier in unexpected ways. Two of his most recently published books were on several “Best Of” lists of the year: The Beats published by Artiere /powerhouse and Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation published by Aperture. His most recent published book is Opening the Sky (Stanley/Barker, 2015). With work previously appearing in Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Detour, and The New York Times Magazine, Larry now occasionally publishes portfolios with the New Yorker. He is currently working on a massive retrospective book to be published by the University of Texas Press. Grafiche dell’Artiere in Bologna will make the exquisite prints for the book.
$845USD (tuition only)
$995USD ( tuition + lodging, 2 nights in shared room)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Air flight to and from Vancouver, BC
- Transportation from Vancouver to Bowen Island
- Photography and computer equipment: students are required to bring their own camera (instant film and digital recommended) and laptop. Digital portfolios and prints will also be needed for most workshops.
DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT
DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT: $285USD signs you in, pay the remaining in one or two instalments before July 15.
CANCELATIONS & WITHDRAWALS
Withdrawal/cancelation notices must be submitted by July 31, 2017 deadline at the latest to receive a refund. Please note we will retain a $200USD cancelation fee. Any cancelation request received past July 31 cannot be refunded. In the event FotoFilmic//VILLAGE workshops were not meeting minimal enrolment to run and needed to be canceled your deposit will be refunded in full (no cancelation fee retained). Please note FotoFilmic will not be responsible for refunding traveling expenses in case the village gets cancelled. Purchasing travel insurance is therefore recommended.
For any inquiries, please contact FotoFilmic Co-Director Bastien Desfriches Doria at firstname.lastname@example.org