Posts tagged ‘workshop’

June 4, 2011

Ben Roberts The Gathering Clouds 17/06/11

Ben Roberts – The Gathering Clouds

Third Floor Gallery
18th June – 25th July

Private View: 17th June, 19:00

Ben Roberts Gathering Clouds - Carrer Virginia Wolf 2009[Ben Roberts Carrer Virginia Wolf – May 2009]

Running from the 18th June 2011 until 25th July at the Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff (Wales), Ben Robert’s inaugural solo exhibition entitled, The Gathering Clouds,  presents the changing face of Spain’s social and physical landscape. Initiated as a holiday trip whereupon Roberts “found a landscape imbued with a strange mix of anxiety and tension, where the delineation between nature and city had become ambiguous“,  the project took form over the length of three years were Roberts documented the spaces and people around Spain who found themselves affected by the economic downturn. Prior to the crisis, Spain had been in the midst of a huge construction boom fuelled by the country’s tourism industry with plans for a grand rejuvenation of Spain’s architectural landscape. When faced with the global recession, Spain’s development were forced into remission, scarring the country with vast areas of vacant developments.

Spain has always been one of the most popular destinations for UK and EU holiday makers, favoured for its warm climate, rustic authenticity and, of course, cuisine. In seeing the images from The Gathering Clouds our illusions of Spain’s tourism grandeur are flattened by the, ironically, bleak desolation of the landscape. Images of the abandoned, half-constructed estates conflict with our imagined perception of the Spain once revered for its cultural heritage with artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Juan Gris; its bullfighters and passionate dance. Through Robert’s images, we are invited to view the Spain that has been left void and sorrowful, perhaps drawing the viewer to enquire which is the more honest perception of the country.

Ben Roberts - Calle Ojos Del Salado - The Gathering Clouds[Ben Roberts Calle Ojos Del Salado – September 2007]

Roberts, a talented British documentary photographer, was honoured by Nikon and the British Journal of Photography for The Gathering Clouds in 2009 by receiving their prestigious Project Assistance Award. There is also mention on Robert’s blog that he is considering holding a three-day workshop for a small number of participants, exploring the urban fringe of the South Wales industrial landscape – make sure to view Ben Robert’s Blog directly for updates on this.

Find more of Ben Roberts photography on his website here.

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January 6, 2011

Trends: A Hands On Workshop RESCHEDUALED


Karen D'Silva and APA NY Trending Workshop

 

Fantastic workshop for New York based photographers on how to apply trends to your work and business rescheduled for Wednesday 9th February 2011.

 

A follow-up event to Karen D’Silva’s hugely popular panel discussion at Shoot NYC in October! Durinda Underwood and Villislava Petrova join D’Silva once again to help you learn how to understand trends and create images that resonate. The session will begin with an hour long interactive discussion of branding and trends, after which you will broken up into groups to complete a series of brainstorming activities. The team with the most ideas wins a prize, so come with your thinking caps on!

Karen D’Silva is one of today’s most influential creatives within the commercial photography community. Karen D’Silva Creative Services is a trending, marketing & research company designed to help creatives understand the marketplace and create visual images with traction. Ms. D’Silva also co-founded Spark Visual Research, ran the creative department for Photonica NA, and built the first art direction departments for Image Bank and Getty Images. With a rich background in creative strategy, coaching and art direction, Karen has contributed to some of the world’s top commercial photographers by instinctively leading creatives towards tomorrow’s marketplace demands.

Durinda Underwood is a creative strategist and founder of Frank, a content strategy company specializing in content mapping, branded content and micro branding. Durinda was part of the creative research team at Getty Images for over ten years, where she researched, developed and managed content mapping and growth of relevant content. Durinda’s diverse experience in the fields of photography, film making, design, and trend analysis have helped shape her into a unique creative in the sprawling worlds of digital media. Collaboration and inspiration are the cornerstones of her philosophy and these qualities enlighten her life on a daily basis.

Villislava Petrova is a widely recognized trend and color forecast specialist. Based in New York, Villislava splits her time between teaching Fashion Forecasting at Parsons School of Design and continuously studying and analyzing consumer and fashion trends as the Trends Editor at WGSN. Villislava works closely with some of the industry’s top clients on future trend prediction and
implementation, seasonal strategy and creative direction.

 

Wednesday 9th February 2011, 9am – 1pm

Calumet Studio, 22 W 22nd St, NY NY

$60 APA Members / $100 Non-Members

Purchase Tickets Here (Advance purchase is essential as tickets will not be sold on the door!)