Up Close: Photography as a Way of Seeing

2018/19 photographic academic group

After the inspiring and successful conclusion of the first one, in October 2018, we continue with the new "Up Close: Photography as a Way of Seeing" photographic academic group.

Jun 2019
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Jakopič Gallery
Adults, Seniors, Students
© Metod Blejec

It is intended for people whose view of the world contains the concept of photography, to help them as sensitive individuals face from up close the mission implemented through this medium. It introduces approaches to taking photographs and disseminating their message that are based on training the photographer's eye and personality rather than technically perfect equipment and skill.

A small group of participants will be taken through the course of five two-day workshops by a competent expert team: Marija Skočir, photography curator; Matevž Paternoster, photographer; Saša Kralj, photojournalist and lecturer; Metod Blejec, photographer and artist; Janja Rebolj, museum adult trainer. In a dynamic dialogue between theory and practice, they will be guiding the participants to use their individual original expressions, and encouraging them to think critically about diverse genres in narrative photography and art, and about presenting their photographic work.

  • 5.–6. 10. 2018: Thinking Eye: Visual literacy of the photographer's eye
  • 14.–15. 12. 2018: With my Bare Eyes: The essence of contemporary documentary and reportage photography
  • 1.–2. 2. 2019: Light Capture: Analogue photographic techniques
  • 5.–6. 4. 2019: Artist Photographer: Conceptual photography and authored expression
  • 7.–8. 6. 2019: Photography in the Environment

Workshop dates and locations: Friday (6 pm–9 pm) and Saturday (9 am–1 pm and 2.30 pm–6 pm); Jakopič Gallery and other locations; in the open air and in studios
Price for the entire programme: 400 €/person (one installment), 420 €/person (two installments, 2 x 210 €)
The fee comprises the year-round programme of workshops with renowned Slovenian and foreign photographers, support and consultations with members of the expert team during workshops and by arrangement also on-line in periods between workshops, all the required materials, assistance in providing photographic equipment.
Price of a single workshop: 95 €/person 

In case of international participants, the programme will be held in English.
Additional information and booking: prijava@mgml.si.

You are kindy invited to attend the entire programme or any of the two-day workshops. Because photography is not only about being in the right place at the right time. It is a way of seeing the world!