Past Workshop

Photography and Poetry in Dublin

Discover the beauty of Irish poetry, dig deeper into yourself using the camera, and take part in fruitful discussions about how to take your photography to the next level, in this workshop with Stuart Franklin

Stuart Franklin

Stuart Franklin Weymouth, Dorset. England. GB. 2018. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin invites you to a photography workshop challenging you to open up to Irish poetry, dig deeper into yourself and focus on something that may be out of your comfort-zone. The workshop asks you to respond photographically to a self-selected poem written by one of Ireland’s writers. Understand more of the beautiful country, its history, tragedy, love and compassion. Find a poem or a literary prose piece about Dublin and, over the course of the workshop, produce a series of photographs in the streets of Dublin in response.

About the workshop

Franklin will deliver lectures, review your work daily, and give feedback and advice. The workshop will be a chance to participate in good conversations and make new friends. Dinner and social time is scheduled into each evening, whilst trips to the pub provide an impression of the atmosphere. The hotel is located close to the centre, a short bus-drive away for an experience of the countryside.

Stuart Franklin Bray, Berkshire, Monkey Island, landscape linked to the writer Rebecca West novel The Return of the Soldier. England. GB. 2018. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

Stuart Franklin was born in UK and lives in London. In addition to being a photographer he is an author and trained geographer. For the last six years Franklin has worked as a professor, teaching master’s students in photo-documentary at Volda University College. He also teaches photography at SPEOS, Paris and at Hannover University of Arts and Sciences. His most recent and ongoing project focuses on landscape and literature.

Accommodation in Dublin & fees

The Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is a glowing red-brick Victorian mansion situated close to Dublin City centre. A beautifully restored 19th century building, it was originally built as a Masonic School. The hotel is easily accessible from Dublin Airport by road and Aircoach, and provides an ideal base for visiting the city’s many attractions.

NOK 13.900 (approximately €1400) including accommodation in double room. Private room is additional NOK 1000 (approximately €100) per night per person. Meals, breakfast and travel are not included. Deposit of NOK 3.500 (approximately €350) to be paid by invoice when registered and by money transfer for international guests. Full payment is due 45 days prior to the workshop.

This workshop is offered by Blueberry Photography. More information and tickets can be found here.

For questions regarding the workshop, contact: hello@blueberryphotography.no

Stuart Franklin Tunstall Church. Lancashire. England. GB. 2019. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos