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Past Workshop

Mobile Phone Photography Masterclass With Gueorgui Pinkhassov in Beijing

Learn how to take incredible photographs with your camera phone

Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Gueorgui Pinkhassov Image from the book 'Sophistication Simplification'. A collection of Instagram pictures. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos

Magnum photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s new book, Sophistication Simplification (2017), is a collection of small sketches made on the run – the fruits of a fleeting moment. Taking his Instagram work as a point of departure, the book is “an attempt to return images from the virtual world into the usual, material one.”

On the occasion of the book’s launch, Magnum Photos and Light Society are proud to announce a unique 5-day mobile photography workshop open to emerging and professional photographers.

“The iPhone is a magical tool. Once you master it, it becomes a continuation of yourself, the instrument of your freedom and integration into the world”
– Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Gueorgui Pinkhassov Image from the book 'Sophistication Simplification'. A collection of Instagram pictures. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov Image from the book 'Sophistication Simplification'. A collection of Instagram pictures. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos

Where & When

Beijing Light Society Art Centre, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

April 12 – 16, 2018

Language

The course will be taught in French/Russian. A translator will be available for the Chinese language.

Fees

£1700/¥15000 per participant.

Selection & Requirements

This workshop is aimed toward photographers and creatives who want to explore mobile phone photography. Participants should bring a camera as well as their phone.

Apply

Click here to register for this workshop.

Gueorgui Pinkhassov Image from the book 'Sophistication Simplification'. A collection of Instagram pictures. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos

The Course Program

Day 1

Portfolio reviews and presentation of Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s work.

Welcome drinks.


Day 2

Group shooting for one hour then individual portfolio reviews.

Day 3

Small group shooting followed by evening portfolio reviews.

Day 4

Small group shooting followed by evening portfolio reviews.

Day 5

Editing of works produced by all participants for a final presentation.

Slideshow presentation and wrap party and Sophistication Simplification book signing.

A Magnum Photos and Light Society Collaboration

Gueorgui Pinkhassov Image from the book 'Sophistication Simplification'. A collection of Instagram pictures. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov Image from the book 'Sophistication Simplification'. A collection of Instagram pictures. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos

About Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s interest in photography began while he was still at school. After studying cinematography at the VGIK (The Moscow Institute of Cinematography), he went on to work at the Mosfilm studio and then as a set photographer. In 1978 Pinkhassov joined the Moscow Union of Graphic Arts and obtained the status of an independent artist. His work was noticed by the prominent Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, who invited Pinkhassov to the set to make a reportage about his film Stalker (1979).

Pinkhassov moved permanently to Paris in 1985. He joined Magnum Photos in 1988. He works regularly for the international press, particularly for Geo, Actuel and The New York Times Magazine. His book, Sightwalk (1999), explores individual details, through reflections or particular kinds of light, often approaching abstraction.

A discussion of Pinkhassov’s work on Instagram recently appeared in the New York Times, in an article penned by Teju Cole.

Gueorgui Pinkhassov Image from the book 'Sophistication Simplification'. A collection of Instagram pictures. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos