Alternative Approaches: Masterclass with Antoine d’Agata and Sohrab Hura
Join photographers and filmmakers Antoine d’Agata and Sohrab Hura in London as they lead you on a journey in alternative image making.
Known for their conceptual approach to photography, Antoine d’Agata and Sohrab Hura will be jointly leading an insightful workshop in London.
Over three days, you will be asked to reflect on your practice, push your artistic boundaries, and to go beyond your comfort zone. The first two days will be focused on getting an understanding of who you are as an artist, developing and shooting new work, while receiving feedback from your peers and mentors. On the third day you will work to begin shaping your project’s narrative.
Prior to the masterclass commencing, we want you to think about what is at stake for you photographically/artistically and in your relation to the world and how you can use this opportunity as a stepping point to continue to develop your practice long after the workshop is complete. The idea is not to edit your work into a finished package at the end of the three days; it is about trying to find a direction for it while also being able to take responsibility for the work that you do.
We aim to create an atmosphere of openness, where participants are free to brainstorm ideas, experiment and challenge.
This workshop is open to photographers and visual artists interested in experimenting with the myriad possibilities of the medium under the guidance of two Magnum photographers whose own practises have been recognized as innovative and experimental.
This workshop will offer:
• Development of your conceptual approach and project ideas under the mentorship of Antoine d’Agata and Sohrab Hura
• Practical assignments and shooting opportunities
• Group critique and editing sessions
Where & When
Magnum Photos, 63 Gee St, London EC1V 3RS
22nd – 24th June
The workshop will be held in English
Early bird tickets: £800 (incl. VAT) until 10 June
Regular tickets: £950 (incl. VAT) after 10 June
Terms and Conditions apply.
See the bottom of this page for more details.
Selection and Requirements
The masterclass is open to 14 applicants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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Saturday 22 June
• Presentation by Antoine d’Agata (moving and still images)
• Group portfolio reviews – each participant presents their work to the group and get feedback from the mentors
• Each participant present the ideas on what they work on – these should have been researched in advance and will be used as starting points for discussions
• Afternoon and evening: shooting time
Sunday 23 June
• Review the work shot the day before
• Afternoon and evening: shooting time
Monday 24 June
• Review of the work shot the day before – crits, editing, sequencing.
Exploration of the various formats each project can take
• Light dinner and refreshments, screening of Sohrab Hura’s film: “The Lost Head and The Bird”
Antoine d’Agata left school at 17 years old and during twelve years, he lived and travelled in a dozen countries. In 1991 in New York, he studied photography under the mentorship of Nan Goldin and Larry Clark. D’agata doesn’t try to show us the state of the world but instead, he gives us his world, the one he explores.
You can see more of his work here.
Sohrab Hura’s vivid, sometimes surreal photography explores his position with the world that he exists in. Though Hura initially worked through the prism of social documentary, he soon turned his strong vision inward, creating visual journals of his life and personal relationships as a means to “find his own logic”.
His latest book, “The Coast”, will be published at the end of April. You can read an interview about the project here and see more of his work here.
Terms and Conditions
• The workshop fee must be paid in full on application
• Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 8 participants. Students will be given a full refund. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 2 weeks advance notice
• Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised
• Insurance is mandatory.
• The workshop fee does not include international transport, accommodation in London or ground expenses.
• For International applicants, Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance
• Cancellations: Magnum will reimburse the totality of the ticket price is cancellation is made at least 21 days before the start of the workshop, minus a £50 administrative fee. We will charge 50% of the ticket price if cancellation is made between 15 and 21 days before the workshop and 100% of the ticket price if cancellation is made less than 15 days before the start of the workshop.