One day crash course:

the history of photography as inspiration

Saturday, September, 22nd, 2018

10.00 – 16.00 hours

Costs: € 25,00

Number of participants: min. 7, max. 12

Learn from famous and infamous photographers in history. In two blocks with a lecture and a presentation of old camera’s, books and prints, you will get to know the essentials of the history of photography, be inspired by it ánd work with it. The history of photography is divided in themes that will help you create a different photographic perspective. You will learn about the approaches photographers used to use photography in the past.


What, for example, is the difference between fishing and hunting when doing street photography? (Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson) Why do the so-called ‘pictorialists’ around the turn of the century start looking for artisan printing techniques? (Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen a.o.) Why might it be a good idea to have all these blacks in your photograph as black as the night, instead of still showing detail? (Bill Brandt) How could fashion photography instead of being routine, become the number one experimental ground for photography? (Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh) And many, many more questions and answers….

In the third block, photographing participants are invited to take some work (prints!) with them and we will discuss their work with all present, and help each other using old ways of looking in order to find new views on our own photography.

Language is Dutch, but will be English when there are participants not understanding Dutch.

Want to participate?

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