Point of view
The starting point for this workshop is a visit to the current exhibitions Mediations by Susan Meiselas and A Chance Encounter by Bieke Depoorter. The two Magnum photographers share an incredible dedication and perspective on their subjects. They spend a lot of time with their protagonists and leave nothing to chance, despite the spontaneity inherent in many of the images.
To understand this photographic view, the participants of the workshop will concentrate on a certain object while completing various tasks. Different methods of photography will be used to give things a personal touch and, ideally, to make them seem alive. In groups of two or three, young photographers can approach an object of their choice and try to distinguish between objective and subjective perception.
Hanna Mattes studied linguistics at the FU Berlin and photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and abroad. Since 2016 she has been represented by the Belmacz Gallery in London. She published her first photographic monograph in collaboration with Deutscher Kunstverlag in 2017.
Nick Grossmann is a photographer with a focus on analogue street photography. After studying art and photography in Enschede and Vancouver, he works as a coordinator and supervisor of various photography groups (including an initiative for people with mental illness) and regularly gives workshops for young people and adults.