Documentary Workshop with Carl de Keyzer in Switzerland
Expand your skills with Magnum photographer Carl de Keyzer and photoSCHWEIZ19
"I want to question the images that are in our memory. There is always a double level in my work; what you see is true and at the same time not true."
- Carl De Keyzer
Learn how to create a coherent documentary project during an intensive workshop experience. Confronting the class with real shooting situations and honest feedback, Magnum photographer Carl de Keyzer will lead the group through technical and conceptual learnings to refine your storytelling skills. The workshop will provide participants with professional guidance on how to research, build, analyze, edit and shape a documentary project when working on a short assignment.
The three days will be split into different sessions: lectures and inspirational discussions, professional practice, reviews and shooting.
This workshop is Intended for enthusiasts, emerging and professional photographers. Participants will be given a shooting assignment and must come with equipment they are comfortable with and ready to use.
The program will open with an evening lecture from Carl de Keyzer. The program will end with a public projection of the work produced during the three days. Participants will spend the three days alongside de Keyzer, developing their visual language, photographic identity, and practical, technical and conceptual skills. The workshop will also offer professional practice sessions and support from Melody Gygax, Magnum Business Development Manager for Switzerland, and photography educator.
12.01.2019 – 14.01.2019 Workshop
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For enquiries relating to this project please email Paul Merki at photoSCHWEIZ19 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl De Keyzer
Carl De Keyzer started his career as a freelance photographer in 1982 while supporting himself as a photography instructor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. At the same time, his interest in the work of other photographers led him to co-found and co-direct the XYZ-Photography Gallery. A Magnum nominee in 1990, he became a full member in 1994.
De Keyzer, who has exhibited his work regularly in European galleries, is the recipient of a large number of awards including the Book Award from the Arles Festival, the W. Eugene Smith Award (1990) and the Kodak Award (1992).
De Keyzer likes to tackle large-scale projects and general themes. A basic premise in much of his work is that, in overpopulated communities everywhere, disaster has already struck, and infrastructures are on the verge of collapse. His style is not dependent on isolated images; instead, he prefers an accumulation of images which interact with text (often taken from his travel diaries). In a series of large tableaux, he has covered India, the collapse of the Soviet Union and – more recently – modern-day power and politics.
Terms and Conditions
• Magnum and photoSCHWEIZ19 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 and photoSCHWEIZ19 reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised
• For International applicants, Magnum Photos and photoSCHWEIZ19 are 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