What makes a person's image their portrait? The light? The look? Or is it the special moment captured in the flow of everyday life? And what defines a portrait series? Is it defined by the place where it was photographed, by the choice of people portrayed, the cropping or the particular
In this photography course, participants will explore how a portrait is created from one photograph and how a series is created from several portraits. They develop an eye for the individual, the decisive moment and the perspective. The portrait photography workshop is aimed at anyone with curiosity and the motivation to photographically explore acquaintances or passers-by in interaction with their surroundings.
Open eyes and an interest in photography are required for this course. For inspiration, there will be a tour through the exhibitions by MAGNUM photographers Susan Meiselas and Bieke Depoorter. The goal of the workshop is to produce a series in form and content of up to five photographs.The workshop is held in German.
Amélie Losier studied German literature and history in Paris and Berlin. She took drawing classes at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and studied documentary photography with Prof. Arno Fischer at the school "Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm" in Berlin. Since 2001 she lives and works as a freelance photographer in Berlin, is represented in solo and group exhibitions, and teaches reportage and portrait photography at various universities and cultural institutions.
Nora Bibel studied photography and media at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld and communication design at the Weißensee School of Art. In addition to her artistic work, she has been working as a freelance photographer in the field of portraiture, people and travel since 1999 and as a professor of photography at HMKW Berlin since 2015. She is represented in many national and international exhibitions. At the center of her interest and her work is the image of man.