In this masterclass with Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber you will deal intensely with the topic of artistic portrait photography.
The masterclass starts with an introduction and a lecture in which you will learn about different concepts and discuss various approaches.
You then will develop your own concept for a 24 hours portrait project and carry it out by working with a person/model on the second day. For this, you preferably bring someone you would like to work with (if you have trouble finding a model, we will be happy to help).
In a next step, the resulting images will be selected, edited and reviewed in the group.
To take your project to a finish, you will design a layout for a 12 or 16 pages zine, which will be printed and presented at the end of the workshop.
Day 1: Introduction, lecture, explanation of assignment, first concept ideas
Day 2: Shooting
Day 3: Selecting, editing, group review and discussion, first layout ideas
Day 4: Finishing layouts, generate printing files, print
Intermediate to advanced photography skill level; you should be familiar with your camera and the equipment you are planning to use.
Basic skills in design/publishing software.
Camera and necessary equipment
Laptop with Photoshop and Indesign (or similar software) installed
Maximum number of participants: 12
Minimum number of participants: 9*
Age limits: none
Course language: English
Early Bird: EUR 720,– (no longer available)
Regular: EUR 780,–
Ticket price includes:
Workshop fee (incl. taxes), soft drinks, coffee/tea, snacks during breaks
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* Please note: the masterclass will only take place if the minimum number of participants is reached by April 4, 2023. Application is open until this date or until the class is fully booked.
Katja Stuke (*1968) and Oliver Sieber (*1966) live and work in Düsseldorf/Germany.
They cover a broad spectrum of identities: photographer and artist, curator and initiator of exhibitions, designer and publisher of artists‘ books. Through their work and their mediation activities, they have long since become moderators of a certain photographic culture and they reveal the many faces as well as the more and more migrating image forms and modes of presentation of the medium of photography.
Since 2005, they have regularly worked abroad, including artist residencies in Osaka, Tokyo, Cite International des Arts Paris, Chicago, Rotterdam, Chongqing, Sarajevo or Toronto.
They received project grants by the Stiftung Kunstfonds, VG Bild-Kunst, Kunststiftung NRW, NRW Kultursekretariat, Emschergenossenschaft, Kunst-/Kulturstiftung Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf, the Goethe-Institut in Chicago and Sarajevo or the Museum MoCP in Chicago. In 2017, they won the LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award at the Rencontres d‘Arles. In 2014, Oliver Sieber‘s Imaginary Club was named Book of the Year by the jury of the Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. Several books of Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber where shortlisted at the Book of the Year Award in Arles.
Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber have been on the board of the DGPh (German Society of Photography) from 2019–2021 and been – together with Stefanie Diekmann – head of the »History and Archive« section. Works by Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber are in public and private collections. In 2023 they were selected to be part of the national photographic commission, Regards du Grand Paris, awarded by the French Ministry of Culture to the Ateliers Médicis, in partnership with the Centre national des arts plastiques.