Category Archives: Photography Workshops

Photo Resource – Tri-pod Case Study for Artquest: Working with photographic artists on Projects in Progress (PiP)

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Tri-pod Workshop Miranda Gavin discussing work, photo © Wendy Pye

I recently wrote a Case Study on Tri-pod (a creative initiative that I co-founded with photographer Wendy Pye) for Artquest, which I thought I would share with readers of this blog. Artquest is run by artists for artists and “provides the information to drive creative practice and help artists thrive on some of the lowest incomes in the creative sector”. It is hosted by the University of the Arts London and is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

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Notes from Tri-pod research and development workshop, Roof Unit, 2011. Photo © Miranda Gavin

Tri-pod – Case Study on Artquest: “Working under the name Tri-pod, our key aim is to offer critical support to photographers and visual artists working on lens-based personal projects in progress…”

To read the full article, go to Tri-pod Case Study

Photo News – Call for applicants for Tri-pod autumn weekend 8 and 9 September workshop in London

Summer has finally arrived in the UK, or so I believe. I’m here in Prague catching up with myself and getting ready to go back to the UK in full swing. Today’s post is a little self promotion for the creative development workshops that Tri-pod co-founder Wendy Pye and I are holding throughout the year at Photofusion in London.

The format has been tweaked slightly for September’s workshop. We are delighted to be working with Method acting practitioner Sam Rumbelow, see bio, who has worked with Gillian Wearing and will be bringing over 30 years experience to the workshop. If you know anyone who may be interested in the workshop, please forward, or let me know via comments of relevant places to post details.

Tri-pod aims to develop sustainable creative initiatives that are not reliant on funding. We aim to keep costs down while maintaining a professional approach that remunerates all those involved.

(L-R) Tri-pod workshop 2011 at RoofUnit, photo © Wendy Pye; Tri-pod exhibition at Hotshoe Gallery 2011, photo © Phillip Reed

PHOTO PROJECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
AUTUMN WEEKEND WORKSHOP @ PHOTOFUSION, LONDON
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2012 from 10.00am-5.30pm

Tri-pod is calling for applicants for its weekend photo project creative development workshop to be held in the studio space at Photofusion in Brixton. The deadline for applications is FRIDAY 24 AUGUST.

About the weekend workshop
Tri-pod takes a holistic approach to building a dynamic and flexible model for working with photographers. This workshop aims to support participants in the development of their work using a variety of different strategies. The weekend engages the support of peers and is for photographers and visual artists using photography who have a lens-based Project in Progress. During the workshop, we will discuss approaches to your working practice, including the various challenges and ‘blocks’ that can prevent a creative project from moving forward.

On Saturday, participants will explore personal development strategies that can be used in relationship to creative potential, facilitated by Miranda Gavin and Sam Rumbelow. On Sunday, participants will receive guidance and feedback in small groups from three industry professionals, Laura Noble, Sue Steward and Miranda Gavin about their personal project.

Tri-pod will be developing a network for its workshop participants and will be offering evening and half-day follow-up sessions for ongoing support later in 2012.

Exhibition opportunity for 2013
In collaboration with Photofusion, Tri-pod will be offering participants a two-person show to be held in the summer of 2013 at Photofusion’s gallery in Brixton. The photographers will be selected from those have attended Tri-pod workshops.

To apply
The workshop is aimed at people who have a personal photography Project in Progress (PiP). It can be a documentary/editorial or art-based body of work. Please note that applicants will need to bring images and if applicable research notes/sketchbook to show over the weekend.

Please email a 150-word maximum overview of the PiP or an artist statement in the body of the email, with a CV attached to: info@tri-pod.co.uk.

Deadline for applications is FRIDAY 24 August
Successful applicants will be contacted on SUNDAY 26 August
Fee: £250.00

About the workshop facilitators
Sam Rumbelow has 30 years experience in the acting industry and is a leading Method acting practitioner in the UK. Sam works with a diverse range of creative practitioners evolving their creative technique and unlocking their true creative potential. He collaborated with Turner-prize winner Gillian Wearing on the critically acclaimed film Self Made and recently gave tailor-made workshops at the Whitechapel Gallery and Hayward Gallery.

Miranda Gavin is a freelance writer specialising in photography, a media trainer and visual creative. As well as her role as deputy editor of Hotshoe magazine and running the Hotshoe Blog, she reviews work, gives talks and is co-founder of Tri-pod.

Laura Noble is a writer, curator, collector and co-director of commercial art gallery Diemar/Noble Photography set up in 2009. She is the author of The Fine Art of Collecting Photography and has key essays in several monographs.

Sue Steward is an independent writer, broadcaster and photo editor. She is the photography critic for the Evening Standard and an occasional arts commentator for radio, as well as judging photo competitions and working on numerous newspapers and magazines.

About Tri-pod
The first Tri-pod project development group was set up in April 2010 by Wendy Pye and Miranda Gavin and ran as a closed, ongoing research and development group over 18 months. This culminated in a group exhibition of participants work Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing at Hotshoe Gallery, London in August 2011. Tri-pod also hosted their first one-day workshop at RoofUnit Studio, Bethnal Green in July 2011.

Photo news – Tri-pod calls for applicants for its June weekend Photo Project workshop at Photofusion in London

Participants get feedback at Tri-pod’s day workshop at RoofUnit and the exhibition Nine-Point Perspective held at Hotshoe Gallery in summer 2011. Photos  (L-R)  © Wendy Pye and © Phillip Reed.

A little bit of self-promotion today but only a little. Tri-pod – the creative iniative I set up with photographer Wendy Pye – has set up a weekend workshop that could be just the ticket.

Tri-pod is calling for applicants for its weekend Photo Project Research and Development workshop to be held in the studio space at Photofusion in Brixton. The workshop is aimed at anyone who is working on a personal photographic project in progress and who may be having difficulties getting motivated or moving forward,

PHOTO PROJECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
WEEKEND WORKSHOP @ PHOTOFUSION, LONDON

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June 2012
10.00am-5.30pm

About the weekend workshop:
The weekend will be based on the belief that some photographers would benefit from the support of peers and mentors whilst developing a body of work. The aim of the weekend will be to support participants who specifically have a photographic project in progress.

During the workshop, we will discuss approaches to your working practice and the various challenges that can block a project moving forward. There will also be an opportunity, all day on Sunday, to receive personal guidance and feedback from three industry professionals about your project in progress (PiP) in small groups.

Tri-pod will be developing a network for its workshop participants and will be offering evening and half-day follow-up sessions for ongoing support later in 2012.

Exhibition opportunity for 2013:
In collaboration with Photofusion, two participants, selected from those attending Tri-pod workshops, can apply to be included in a two-person show to be held in the summer of 2013 at Photofusion’s gallery in Brixton.

To apply:
This workshop is aimed at people who have a photography Project in Progress (PiP). It can be a documentary/editorial or art-based body of work. Please note that applicants will need to bring images and if applicable research notes/ sketchbook to show over the weekend.

Please email a 150-word maximum overview of the Project in Progress or an artist statement (in the body of the email) with a CV attached to:

info@tri-pod.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Monday 4 June at 5pm. Successful applicants will be contacted on Wednesday 6 June.

Fee: £250.00

About the workshop facilitators:
Miranda Gavin is a freelance writer specialising in photography, a media trainer and visual creative. She is the deputy editor of Hotshoe Magazine, runs the Hotshoe Blog, and is a regular contributor to photo magazines in
the UK and abroad.

Laura Noble is a writer, curator, collector and co-director of commercial art gallery Diemar/Noble Photography set up in 2009. She is the author of The Fine Art of Collecting Photography and has key essays in several monographs.

Sue Steward is an independent writer, broadcaster and photo editor. She is the photography critic for the Evening Standard and an occasional arts commentator for radio, as well as judging photo competitions and working on numerous newspapers and magazines.

About Tri-pod:
The first Tri-pod project development group was set up in April 2010, facilitated by Miranda Gavin and ran as a closed, ongoing research and development group over 18 months, culminating in a group exhibition of participants work at Hotshoe Gallery, London in August 2011. Tri-pod also hosted their
first one-day workshop at RoofUnit Studio, Bethnal Green in July 2011.

*Tri-pod aims to develop sustainable creative initiatives that are not reliant on funding. We aim to keep cost down while maintaining a professional approach that remunerates all those involved.

Link to PDF text-only version with all workshop details:
Tri-pod_workshop_16 and 17 June

Photo News: Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Shortlist announced

The World Photography Organisation announces the shortlist for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.  Billed as the global photographic event of the year, the Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the very best in photography from around the world, from the next generation of emerging photographers through to the established masters of the art.

The 2012 competition has garnered increased worldwide interest with over 112,000 entries from 171 countries, with the shortlisted images depicting the stories of extraordinary lives from around the world.  The Professional competition reflects a turbulent year of global events with the war in Libya; the Greek and European economic crisis; the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and the fall of Gaddafi, in the Photojournalism & Documentary categories.  The shortlist for the Fine Art and Commercial categories gets to the very heart of daily life –  a small sheep-farming community in Iceland; the rice harvest in South China; a religious pilgrimage in Poland and gold diggers in Chile.

This year the honorary jury found the quality of work exceptionally strong across all categories, discovering many photographers new to the Sony World Photography Awards roster.  Manuel Geerinck (Belgium);  Lee Chee Wai (China); Alejandro Cartagena (Mexico), Irina Werning (Argentina); Gwenn Dubourthoumieu (Republic of the Congo) and Simon Norfolk (UK), are but a few of the new names to place as finalists and shortlisted photographers.

Returning photographers from previous years, include 2010 Professional Landscape winner, Peter Franck (Germany); who this year is a finalist in three categories; 2011 Professional Contemporary Issues and Current Affairs winner, Javier Arcenillas (Spain); and Chan Kwok Hung (Hong Kong) whose stunningly dramatic image ‘Buffalo Race’ won the  Overall Open Competition in 2011.

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Photo Training – Tri-pod calls for applicants for one-day Personal Photo Project Development workshop @ Roof Unit in London

Forgive me for the next post which is a bit of self-promotion, albeit as part of the initiative Tri-pod which I set up with photographer Wendy Pye last year.

Tri-pod is calling for applicants for its one-day Personal Photo Project Development workshop to be held @ Roof Unit in London. Facilitators in the afternoon are Diane Smyth (Deputy editor of British Journal of Photography), Miranda Gavin (Co-founder Tri-pod and deputy editor Hotshoe) and Sue Steward (arts writer and critic).

Day workshop runs from 10.00am – 5.30am. Cost £85 for the day, includes a light lunch. 12 participants maximum. As we are not funded, we are charging a fee for the day that takes into consideration the costs of running a workshop, developing the course, and paying the people we invite to facilitate. Given the current and dire climate for arts funding, we want to set up a self-sustaining initiative with a professional approach that acknowledges and compensates everyone we invite fairly.

A great deal of self-promotion takes place via social networks and blogs and I recently came across a site advising that, as a rule of thumb, only 1:10 messages should be self-interest related, otherwise it smacks of self-promotion. With this in mind, I’m conscious of making such a call but think that it is within reason.

For more information about the day, visit Tri-pod and click on the Day Workshops tab to find out about the Tri-pod ethos and approach. Please forward to any networks that you think may be interested in participating or discussing the work of Tri-pod.