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City in Frames: The Photographer’s Urban Canvas
A PH21 Academy workshop with Borbála Jász

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In this workshop, we'll explore visual imaging systems and photographic genres within the urban landscape. Our focus will span the intricate interplay between humanity and the city, unravelling layers of social dynamics through urban visual communication. Through street photography, architectural captures, UrbEx adventures, and cityscapes, we'll uncover the diverse facets of these art forms, decoding the metropolis' visual language.

We'll analyse participants' works, observing how they imaginatively depict both natural and artificial aspects of urban life. We'll delve into how a photographer's unique visual connection with the cityscape becomes integral to their artistic expression. Existing images and series will provide fertile ground for innovative growth. Guided by emblematic art and design philosophy texts, we'll shed light on the urban landscape's visual essence. Engaging in thought-provoking discussions, we'll critically examine individual and collective works, nurturing deeper insight into the visual narratives shaping our urban perception.

 

Key Workshop Highlights:

  • Exploring urban photography genres: street photography, cityscape, urban exploration (UrbEx), architectural photography

  • Development of visual communication skills and internalization of relevant theory

  • Exploring urban photography's icons and innovators

  • Receiving personalized feedback on your photographs

  • Exploring diverse genres and expanding creative boundaries

  • Q&A sessions to address your individual questions

  • Enhancing textual and visual skills

 

Workshop Details:

  • Limited number of participants: To ensure personalized attention, we can accept a maximum of 12 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Duration: 4.5 hours (3x1.5 hours)

  • Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 2024 (Saturdays), 7:00 – 8:30 pm, CET, Europe / 1:00 – 2:30 pm, EST, USA

  • Workshop with Borbála Jász

  • Format: Online (accessible from anywhere): Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for free from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions.

  • Language: English

 

Tuition​:

  • Regular workshop tuition: €190.00

  • Special workshop tuition: €120.00

  • The special rate is for students, unwaged individuals, and applicants from low-income economies. Please do not inquire about your eligibility or provide any proof, as we trust your judgement. The special rate is simply for people who, for the reasons indicated, would have difficulties paying the regular fee.

  • Full refund until March 15, 2024.

  • 50% refund until April 1, 2024.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to elevate your photography portfolio and gain valuable insights from a curator of numerous international group and solo photography exhibitions. Reserve your spot now to secure a place among a select group of passionate photographers.

Please use PayPal to pay your tuition fee and reserve your spot. We can only accept payments via PayPal at the moment.

Instructor: Borbála Jász

 

Borbála Jász is a curator, art historian, philosopher of art, and educator. She has served as the vice-director and curator at PH21 Gallery of many years, providing international exhibition and career opportunities to photographers worldwide. Borbála earned her PhD in Philosophy and Art History from Eötvös Loránd University. As an art historian, Borbála is especially perceptive to the cultural and historical context, significance, and interconnectedness of photographic images. She also has first-hand experience with the artistic, legal, and practical aspects of collections, having worked extensively with collectors.

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