Images © Alessandra Sanguinetti/Magnum Photos.  ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires. 1999. The Necklace.
Images © Alessandra Sanguinetti/Magnum Photos. ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires. 1999. The Necklace.

BRIGHTON PHOTO BIENNIAL - Magnum Workshops


30 October - 04 November 2012
BRIGHTON


An intensive, practice oriented five-day photography workshop


Lighthouse is pleased to host Magnum Photos photographic development workshops as part of Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 led by two internationally acclaimed photographers, Mikhael Subotzky and Alessandra Sanguinetti.

Image © Mikhael Subotzky/Magnum Photos.   SOUTH AFRICA. Ponte City from Yeoville Ridge, Johannesburg, 2008
Image © Mikhael Subotzky/Magnum Photos. SOUTH AFRICA. Ponte City from Yeoville Ridge, Johannesburg, 2008

Participants will work in a combination of shooting and presenting their work in a series of tutorials on a daily basis. Tuition will focus on participant approaches to chosen projects, including advice on technical skills, aesthetics and editing process. The workshop will provide photographers with an opportunity to develop their personal vision and the skills required to compete in a hugely competitive marketplace.

Participants will have the opportunity to create new bodies of work, or develop existing projects within the cultural hub of Brighton and the surrounding area. The workshop will culminate in a projection of participant work at the Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton as part of the official festival programme. Through the generous support of Magnum’s educational partners Blurb participants will also have the opportunity to further their editing experience through the production of a 8″×10″ group Blurb book.

Participants will also have the opportunity to attend optional (but highly recommended) lectures provided by the acclaimed University of Brighton photographic department, exclusively available to Magnum workshop photographers. The presentations, delivered by professors, lecturers and working photographers, will provide further theoretical depth to the course.

Workshop photographers

Alessandra Sanguinetti
American, b. 1968

Alessandra Sanguinetti was born in New York, 1968, brought up in Argentina from 1970 until 2003, and is currently based in New York.

She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a Hasselblad Foundation grant. Her photographs are included in public and private collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her book, “On the Sixth Day”, was published by Nazraeli Press in January 2006. published by Nazraeli Press in January 2006.

She has photographed for the The New York Times Magazine, LIFE, Newsweek, and New York Magazine.

Mikhael Subotzky
South African, b. 1981

Mikhael Subotzky was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa, and is currently based in Johannesburg.

Subotsky’s photographic work combines the directness of the social documentary mode with a questioning of the nature of the photographic medium itself. He is concerned with the structures of narrative and representation, as well as the relationship between social storytelling and the formal poetics of image making. Over the past eight years, his work has focused on the inside and outside of South Africa’s notorious prison, The small town of Beaufort West, and Ponte City, a single iconic building in Johannesburg

Subotzky’s work has been exhibited widely in major galleries and museums and his prints are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Arts, New York, the Victoria and Albert museum, London. the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, and the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Recent Awards and grants include 2011 Discovery Award at Rencontres de la Photographie, the 2009 Oskar Barnack Award the 2008 W.Euguene Smith Memorial Grant, and the 2007 KLM Paul Huf Award.

Dates: 30 October – 04 November 2012

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington St, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

Booking: Applications are open until Sunday 21 October 2012, to apply: events.magnumphotos.com/events

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