Czytelnia Sztuki

Photographic Workshop with Lorenzo Castore

Apply for intensive photographic workshop organized in two two-day sessions with online feedback session in between, under the guidance of renowned Italian photographer Lorenzo Castore (www.lorenzocastore.com), and hosted by Czytelnia Sztuki – the art gallery in the Museum in Gliwice.

The participants will focus on all the steps of developing a long-term project – from idea to execution (photographic series, book, exhibition, multimedia etc.). Together, we will plunge into an open discussion on the borders between photojournalism, documentary and fine art, and look for new ways of telling the stories that matter with passion, commitment and care. The attendees will develop visual storytelling skills to create a completed body of personal work that could  be an important addition to portfolio, and can be presented to magazines as well as art contests and galleries.

We recommend to apply with one realistic project idea that participants wish to develop during the workshop. Please, note: this workshop is not about learning new technical skills, but rather improving author’s unique way of seeing, and making relations through photography.

If you do not have any idea of the project, apply with your the best 10 single photos and personal statement.

Lorenzo Castore, “Ewa & Piotr”, Krakow, 2007–2013

Lorenzo Castore, “Ewa & Piotr”, Krakow, 2007–2013

Lorenzo Castore, “Ewa & Piotr”, Krakow, 2007–2013

Lorenzo Castore, “Ewa & Piotr” series, Krakow, 2007–2013

Lorenzo Castore, “Ewa & Piotr”, Krakow, 2007–2013

Lorenzo Castore, “Ewa & Piotr”, Krakow, 2007–2013

Lorenzo Castore, “Ewa & Piotr”, Krakow, 2007–2013

PROGRAMME
SESSION 1 – START

2 days, 22–23 September 2018,  Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
- portfolio presentations of all the participants – talks and feedback from tutor and group;
- developing the concept and figuring out the best way to approach chosen subject;
- developing skills and knowledge through lectures and discussions with tutor and the group;
- practical exercises to build up editing skills.

SESSION 2 – HALF-WAY POINT
During the workshops, participants will be in touch with their tutor. It is the time for extending a preliminary research conducted before the workshop began. Thanks to on-line feedback session participants will receive a critique, and discuss next steps in developing the project. The aim is to make a progress in thinking and creativity on distance.

SESSION 3 – FINISH
2 days, 8–9 December 2018, Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
- shaping the final form of the work;
- research as a tool in documentary photography.

WHEN & WHERE
Museum in Gliwice / Willa Caro, Dolnych Wałów 8a, 44-100 Gliwice
22nd – 23rd September 2018 – Session 1
8th – 9th December 2018 – Session 2

The Museum is located in central Old Town which fully retained its medieval character, despite rapid development during the industrial and socialist eras. It is 20 minutes walk to main rail stations.

LANGUAGE
This workshop will be taught in English.

FEES
If application is received till 31st August 2018 a tuition for the workshop is: 750 PLN.
If application is received between 1st and 7 September 2018 the tuition for the workshop is: 900 PLN.

DEADLINE
The deadline for application is Friday 7th September 2018.

Qualified applicants will be selected through a combination of the merit of their work and their personal statement, and in the order of the application received.

REQUIRMENTS
We recommend that participants produce and edit their work digitally, using their own laptops. Free Wi-Fi in a gallery is provided.

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION
Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation; a list of suitable accommodation options will be provided to successful candidates.

APPLICATION
Please download the APPLICATION FORM.
Completed form and a selection of 10 photos send to: workshop@czytelniasztuki.pl.
Files must be in JPEG format and no larger than 500 kb each.
Asking you for the pictures we would like to know you better before we will meet.

CONTACT
For any queries please feel free to contact Ewelina Lasota (Polish/English):
elasota@muzeum.gliwice.pl / 0048 32 332 47 40

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please note that Museum in Gliwice reserves the right to cancel workshop if there will be less than 8 participants in a group. The maximum number of participants in a group is: 15 people. The attendees will be given a full refund. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be given 7 days in advance notice. Museum in Gliwice is not responsible for reimbursement of travel/accommodation expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. Museum in Gliwice reserves the right to change the program of the workshop.

If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in writing. Museum in Gliwice will charge the following: 50% of the cost, if cancelled between 7 and 10 days before the workshop commences; 100% of the cost, if cancelled less than 6 days before the workshop starts.

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 1994 –2001

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 1994 –2001

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2002 –2006

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2002 –2006

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2011 –2015

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2012 –2015

ABOUT TUTOR
Lorenzo Castore was born in Florence, Italy in 1973.
His work is characterized by long term projects mainly focusing on his personal experience, everyday life, memory and the relation between minor individual stories, History and the present time.
In 1981 he moved to Rome with his mother and in 1992 he relocated to New York where he began to photograph life on the streets.
After a formative trip to India in 1997, he got a degree in Law and traveled to Albania and Kosovo in 1999. In the same year he visited Gliwice, Poland. After this experience he decides to stop working on news and to deepen his personal research. From this moment and for many years after, Silesia then Krakow became key locations for his photographic investigation. In 2000 he returned to New York and India for extensive traveling and photo work. In 2001 he moved to Milan and joined Grazia Neri Agency. In 2001-02 in Havana, Cuba he realized the series Paradiso. In 2003 he joined Agence/Galerie VU’ and worked on the series Nero in South-western Sardinia. He started teaching photography workshops around this time. In 2006 he moved to Krakow. In 2008 he started to photograph the haunting Polish brother and sister Ewa and Piotr Sosnowski. This work continued through 2013. In 2009 he directed the film No Peace Without War with Adam Grossman Cohen. In 2013-15 he worked on the series Sogno #5 with bipolar patients performing in the former Mental Institution Leonardo Bianchi, Naples. From 2008 till 2015 worked also at the series Ultimo Domicilio to which from time to time he adds new chapters. In 2013 he shot his second short film, Casarola about the Bertolucci’s family historic home. Since 2011 he worked at “And you shine instead”, a story on a transvestites community in Catania completed in 2018.

Lorenzo Castore, India

Lorenzo Castore, India

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

Lorenzo Castore, “Paradiso”, Havana & Mexico City, 2001–2002

ABOUT ORGANISER
Czytelnia Sztuki was founded in 2010 as the art gallery in the Museum in Gliwice, mostly focused on photography. Since then numerous exhibitions were organized presenting works of such famous Polish photographers and artists as Zbigniew Beksiński (1929–2005), Wojciech Bruszewski (1947–2009), Jerzy Lewczyński (1924–2014), Wojciech Plewiński (b. 1928), or Zofia Rydet (1911–1997). Czetelnia also presents interesting phenomena from the field of photography and visual art from abroad, such us – August Sander, Joachim Schmid, or Oliber Sieber. Under the label of Czytelnia Sztuki many books, based on the photographic archives, appeared filling the gaps in the history of Polish photography, i.a. “Jerzy Lewczyński. Pamięć obrazu” (2012), “Zapis. Zofia Rydet” (2016) – both with essays written by Wojciech Nowicki. At the same time Czytelnia Sztuki supports young photographers in their creativity – books and exhibitions by Rafał Milach (“In the Car with R”, 2011), or Michał Łuczak (“Elementarz”, 2016). The gallery also organizes workshops and lectures. As a part of Museum, with a tradition of over a hundred years, Czytelnia Sztuki presents Polish artistic photography from the collection.

PRIVACY POLICY
The Museum in Gliwice (Muzeum w Gliwicach), address: ul. Dolnych Wałów 8a, 44-100 Gliwice, NIP: 631-2195-620, is the Administrator of your personal data. We collect information about you that is necessary for organizing the workshops guided by photographer Lorenzo Castore, including your name, email address, and other information that is necessary for a complete profile of participant of the workshop. The data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Personal Data Protection and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repeal of the Directive 95/46 / EC (general regulation on data protection). Recipients of data may be entities dealing with IT and accounting services of the Museum.
You have the right to demand from the Museum the access to personal data processed, rectify them, delete or limit processing and transfer, as well as the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory body.
The Museum undertakes to process your personal data in accordance with the aforementioned legal acts, as well as to adequately secure the information and documents containing personal data provided to the Museum, protect them from being lost, damaged or made available to unauthorized persons.

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2012 –2015
Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2012 –2015
Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2012 –2015
Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2012 –201
Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2002 –2006
Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2002 –2006
Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2007 –2011

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2007 –2011

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2007 –2011

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 2007 –2011

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 1994 –2001

Lorenzo Castore, “Present Tense”, 1994 –2001

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