sexta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2012

Documentary photography workshop - Romania

Euroarte Association organizes, between 17-19 February 2012, in Bucharest, the first Romanian event of the project Hidden Reality: a documentary photography workshop.

"Hidden Reality" is an international 2 years documentary photography endeavor, focused on identifying and creating a pool of strong images in order to present to the general public some of the new, unrevealed, interesting and intriguing aspects of the current social issues in Romania, Latvia and Portugal. The project is coordinated by Maquina de Somar Association from Portugal, in partnership with Euroarte Association from Romania and ReFoto from Latvia, being financed by European Commission through Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig Partnerships.
The national workshop scheduled for February 2012 in Bucharest will be held by trainer Andrea Blaga (www.andrea.fotografa.ro) and addresses not advanced amateur photographers and professionals, but mostly people who feel attracted to photography and are interested in current social realities and issues of the community they live in. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge about photography, technique and composition, to develop their creativity and apply their new skills in the context of a personal documentary photography exercise.
Out of the 15 participants in the national workshop Hidden Reality, 6 people (the more motivated, more involved and responsibly creative) will be selected to participate in international workshops in Latvia and Portugal. All participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work results in photo events (national and international exhibitions) of Hidden Reality project.
Terms of Application:
• minimum age 21 years;
• digital camera with manual mode option;
• interest in photography.
Potential participants are requested to send, until February 4, 2012 an email to hiddenrealityro@gmail.com, with specific details / motivation to attend the workshop, and attaching a personal selection of 10 photos.
Contest results will be announced no later than February 8, 2012 by public announcement on the website www.fotografa.ro.
Please follow our websites and blog of the project if you want to stay in tune with the latest news and progress of “Hidden reality”:  www.fotografa.ro, www.euroarte.ro, www.hiddenrealityproject.blogspot.com.
Note: This project was funded by the European Commission. This communication reflects only the views of the author and the Commission is not responsible for any use of the information it contains.

quinta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2012

Launch of the project Hidden Reality in Romania
Euroarte Association announces the launching of its newest project: “Hidden Reality” - an international 2 years documentary photography initiative, focused on identifying and creating a pool of strong images in order to present to the general public some of the new, unrevealed, interesting and intriguing aspects of the current social issues in Romania, Latvia and Portugal. The project is coordinated by Maquina de Somar Association from Portugal, in partnership with Euroarte Association from Romania and ReFoto from Latvia, being financed by European Commission through Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig Partnerships.
This Documentary Photography Project, Hidden Reality, planned to be implemented in the timeframe September 2011 – July 2013, will have as main activities:
·        local documentary photography workshops in Romania, Latvia and Portugal;
·        international documentary photography workshops in Romania, Latvia and Portugal;
·        local photography promotion events, photographic art exhibitions;
·        traveling international photographic art exhibition presenting the best images created by the participants during the project.
According to Ana Maia - representative of Maquina de Somar Association from Portugal and project initiator - “the main action of this project is the creation of photography workshops for adults on the topic of social issues/problems - focusing on the theme that is stronger in their territory - and to train their eyes to the search of images that concern these issues.
The project intends to show what's unknown by mere visitors, tourists.
The main idea of the workshops will be that the participants, first of all, acquire some notions of how to photograph - how to frame, and how to use the camera in manual mode, understand the basic of its operation. Then the participants should be shown some examples of what is documental photography and the kind of things they can search within the city. After the group should decide a theme and go out with their cameras, individually or in a group, to photograph. This photographing process may take some days. During these days, there should be meetings to share the photos and to discuss what might be needed to give a different approach to the subject. The orientation of the staff should be important in this phase of the process. The learners will be involved in the selection process, of course, and they will be helping with the settling of the exhibitions. The selection process for the mobilities of the learners hasn't been totally determined, but it is agreed that people with less opportunities to travel should be the ones doing so. This project will not be about who's the best photographer, it will be about motivation, it will be about personal growth.”
Euroarte Association is organizing the first local documentary photography workshop in Romania, Bucharest, in February 2012. The detailed information and the procedure for the selection of the participants will be announced soon.
Please follow our websites and blog of the project if you want to stay in tune with the latest news and progress of “Hidden reality”:  http://www.fotografa.ro/, http://www.euroarte.ro/, http://www.hiddenrealityproject.blogspot.com/.

Note: This project was funded by the European Commission. This communication reflects only the views of the author and the Commission is not responsible for any use of the information it contains.

quarta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2012

Documental Photography Workshop - Portugal

The portuguese workshop for documental photography is already being publicized. We have booked a trainer called Nelson Garrido, he is quite famous as a photojournalist for the second best selling newspaper in Portugal - Público.
The results of this workshop will be exhibited in Hard Club in March.

Things are happening here! How about there?