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From Great Shots to a Captivating Portfolio:
The Art of Developing Photography Projects and Series
 
A PH21 Academy workshop with Zsolt Bátori and Borbála Jász

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Unlock your creative photographic potential and elevate your portfolio! Join our immersive online photography portfolio development workshop designed to enhance your skills, creativity, and showcase your unique vision. Whether you're an emerging photographer or a seasoned professional, this workshop offers an enriching experience to take your portfolio to new heights!

Many emerging and established photographers can regularly create excellent single shots. Those single images may be spontaneous documentary photography shots or carefully staged symbolic images, or other types of works that combine spontaneity and planning. However, there is a long way to go from a single shot to a coherent series and portfolio. While thematic group exhibitions can showcase creative single images, photographers who aspire to publish their series on their websites, create photo books, and present their work for solo exhibition opportunities must go beyond the single shot. They need to develop the skills to conceive, design, and create coherent and captivating series of photographs. A well-developed portfolio usually consists of several creative projects.

 

In this workshop, we examine the participants’ work from the perspective of how their ideas and single shots can be developed into coherent series and a portfolio. Of course, previously created series may also be explored for further creative development. Participants learn from critical discussions of their own work and also from studying and discussing the work of others.

 

Key Workshop Highlights:

  • Interactive sessions with experienced photography curators and university educators

  • In-depth discussions on series and portfolio curation techniques

  • Developing series from successful single shots

  • Personalized feedback on your existing series and portfolio

  • The art of photographic abstraction and meaning construction

  • Personal brand development

  • Editing and sequencing series

  • Expert tips on refining your visual storytelling skills

  • Exploring diverse genres and expanding creative boundaries

  • Discovering strategies for portfolio presentation

  • Artist statement development

  • Q&A sessions to address your specific queries

 

Workshop Details:

  • Limited number of participants: To ensure personalized attention, we can accept a maximum of 8 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Duration: 10 hours

  • Dates: October 7 – November 4, 2023, every Saturday: 7:15 – 9:15 pm, CET, Europe / 1:15 – 3:17 pm, EST, USA

  • 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: €380.00

  • Special workshop tuition: €320.00

  • 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 September 1, 2023.

  • 50% refund until September 15, 2023.

 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to elevate your photography portfolio and gain valuable insights from curators 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.

Instructors: Zsolt Bátori & Borbála Jász

 

Zsolt Bátori is a curator, photographer, photography theorist, philosopher of art, and educator. He is the founder director and curator of PH21 Gallery, having provided group and solo exhibition opportunities to photographers internationally for over a decade at PH21 Gallery in Budapest and in collaboration with galleries in Barcelona, Jersey City, and Rome. Zsolt has nurtured the careers of many photographers who have gone on to receive further exhibition and career opportunities after exhibiting at PH21 Gallery.

After obtaining his PhD in Philosophy from Rutgers University, he has taught and conducted research at universities in Hungary, the USA, Argentina, and Spain, and his own photographic work has been exhibited internationally. Currently, Zsolt serves as a member of the executive committee of the International Association for Aesthetics and the Association of Hungarian Photographers. He has also been invited to serve as a juror for Photolucida Critical Mass 2023.

 

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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