Workshop 7: The City away from the City: A Visual Challenge in Brighton & Hove
Tutors: Johannes Rigal, Yanni Eleftherakos
Venue: Brighton & Hove
Date: Sunday, 7 October 2012
Time: 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
Equipment: bring a digital camera (DSLR or compact), suitable clothes and shoes for outdoor activities.
Price: £65 / £45 (students)
What is a city? What establishes the urban? How do you capture the urban fabric? How do your images of the city construct a narrative?
This workshop will investigate the elements that inform our notion of the urban by moving away from the metropolitan area. From a distance we will (re)consider what constitutes a city and how this connects and represents itself in a space that seemingly hosts recreational activities and is perceived as a get-away-from-the-city destination.The workshop will challenge participants to engage critically with a different city and how the urban culture(s) is/are manifested. Without having to go deep into urban theory, participants will discover alternative vantage points from which they will take alternative images of a city and create an alternative urban narrative.
The workshop will start with a briefing session, followed by a short visit to the Brighton Photo Biennial. Participants will then be offered a guided walk around the city that will last approximately 60minutes, before lunch break. After that participants will be encouraged to go out and create their own images of Brighton and Hove. There will be an optional debriefing session on the day. The following Saturday, participants will be asked to present their images and their “new” narrative in a ten-minute presentation. The workshop is addressed to any Urban Photography enthusiasts who is interested in expanding his/her knowledge and practice. It offers the opportunity to produce work, exchange ideas and get advise from experienced photographers and urban sociologists.
About the tutors
Johannes Rigal is a visual sociologist and photographer focusing on photographic theory and practice within the urban. He holds a BA in Development Studies from the University of Vienna and an MA in Photography & Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths. Recent projects include: Nightworkers, Urban Utopias, …
Yanni Eleftherakos, born in Athens, is a photographer and urban researcher, mainly interested in issues of urban ethos and identities. He did his BA in Business Administration at Coventry University and his MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has exhibited work in Athens and London and is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths.
For more visit: www.visualurbanist.com
Johannes and Yanni have designed and delivered a successful series of workshops on The Content of the Image in a Sociological Context and are coordinators of the Urban Photo Fest.
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