During this two-day workshop, the young participants will explore the Berlin Zoo, observe the grounds, the animals and the visitors, and be inspired to take their own exciting photographic motifs. Are they close-ups of fur, skin and animal ears or a comparative series of different species? Do colours or shapes play a role in the photographs? Do interesting stories emerge in the enclosures – or perhaps even more interesting events in front of them? With the impressions captured photographically in your luggage, you will return to C/O Berlin, where the collected material can be viewed together in the photography course and then put together your own expressive photo series.
Eva Gjaltema studied cultural studies at the University of Amsterdam and photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. She works with analog & digital photography, collages and found footage. Her works have been nominated several times and exhibited internationally.
Mirjana Vrbaski, born 1978 in Montreal in Canada and raised in Belgrade in Serbia, lives and works as a freelance artist in Berlin. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2010. Since then, she has focused her work on portraiture, where she has developed a distinctive visual signature. Her ongoing series Verses of Emptiness has been widely exhibited internationally, including at the Fotomuseum Den Haag (NL), Museum Kranenburgh (NL), and Transformer Station (USA), and is represented in prestigious collections.