“URBAN GEOGRAPHIES. Storytelling”
How different people use the city through the day, how new layers of architecture, signage and street furniture add to what was already there. How different social, economic and ethnic groups appropriate, shape and adapt to the city.”
George Georgiou on his project “Last Stop”
Directed by George Georgiou, the workshop, organized by Linke. with the partnership of Prospekt and Fujifilm, offers a unique four-day intensive photography experience on the territory of Milan in occasion of Expo 2015, the universal exhibition that the city will host from May to October 2015.
“URBAN GEOGRAPHIES. Storytelling” focuses on exploring a place and its complexity with the focus needed to develop a story that fits each participants’ work and concerns.
Through emphasizing the treatment of the subject matter / topic as well as the editing and sequencing of the images George Georgiou will direct lead the group through programs of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring and editing sessions providing the opportunity to learn and improve one’s photographic skills of storytelling.
The reduced number of participants, (10 max), and the location of the workshop, (LINKElab), will offer an intimate and inspiring atmosphere. The workshop will culminate in an individual 12 images portfolio printing session on paper Hahnemuhle with Linke Lab top professional machinery. Fujifilm welcomes participants to experience the latest FUJIFILM Professional X series camera bodies and lenses.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER:
“The anthropologist, the journalist, and (apparently) the travel writer seek, and if they are lucky find, explanations and solutions. But the artist may discover that every avenue of inquiry leads to another mystery, more complex and more interesting than the original question”.
Francine Prose on the photography of George Georgiou, Aperture Fall 2012
George Georgiou was born in London in 1961.
He received a BA honours in photography, film and video arts from the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster) in 1987.
In 1999 he joined Panos Pictures in London and began to work exclusively on his own long term projects.
He has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, living and working in Serbia, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey from 1999 to 2009.
Work from this period has been published in most of the world’s major magazines as Newsweek, Time, The Sunday Times, Geo, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, La Vie, Le Monde, and many more, and exhibited in many countries and has resulted in The British Journal of Photography project prize 2010, two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, Pictures of the Year International first prize for Istanbul Bombs in 2004.
In 2010, his book “ Fault Line/Turkey/East/West” was released and exhibited international. This work was included in the prestigious “New Photography 2011” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
His latest project “Last Stop” was self-published in October 2014 and is currently being exhibited in Europe , receiving warm attention by audiences and critics worldwide.
Georgiou’s work is collected by several institutions and private collectors, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Elton John collection.
George Georgiou is represented by agencies Prospekt (Italy) and Panos (UK).
LinkeLab, Via Avancini 8 Milan, Italy.
Linke studio: firstname.lastname@example.org
ph. +39 02 89550774
Max 10, advance registration is recommended.
For professional photographers and advanced amateurs. Candidates are required to email a selection of up to 15 images of their project/work in progress that will be reviewed by Georgiou.
The workshop will be held in English, with the possibility of simultaneous translation in Italian.
350 Euro (does not include travel, accommodations or on the ground expenses).
10% discount by May 10, 2015
10% discount for student