FotoFilmic Village is a high quality, small-group workshop retreat series designed to boost the creative practice of growing photographers in an intimate, personable format bringing together some of today’s most acclaimed artists & figures of the contemporary photography industry on Bowen Island’s idyllic natural settings just 3 miles off the Vancouver downtown coast.
Scheduled from Monday, June 5 to Thursday, June 8, 2017, FotoFilmic Village will give the opportunity to twelve photographers to meet and closely work with renowned guest artists MARK STEINMETZ, SHANE LAVALETTE & PAUL SCHIEK over the course of 3 integrated workshops and 4 consecutive days.
SMALL IS BIG: VILLAGE-SCALE NETWORKING
Organized in 3 small alternating groups (1 guest artist + 4 students) to maximize individual attention and deepen interaction down to each participant’s project specifics, the combination of these 3 workshops will provide a strong advancement platform for any photographer committed to the medium. 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.
TRI-FOCUS WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Each guest artist will offer a different workshop closely tied to his practice of predilection and tailored to well-defined focus areas: “The Lyrical Documentary” with Mark Steinmetz, “The Art of the Application” by Shane Lavalette and “Image, Context and Sequence (Making a Photobook) “ with Paul Schiek. Participants navigate their path from group to group taking all 3 workshops at their preferred pace.
JUNE 7-30, 2017 FOTOFILMIC//VILLAGE GROUP SHOW
Each participant will also have the opportunity to take part to the concluding FotoFilmic//Village Group Show opening at the FotoFilmic Gallery on Wednesday, June 7th evening. Featuring single works from all Village photographers, the exhibition will celebrate artistic growth and newfound directions with all guest artists in attendance while welcoming all island artists and Vancouverites to join in. Village participants bring their exhibition print with them to be hand delivered to the FotoFilmic Team at the beginning of the week for custom matting.