Photographing the Home

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This workshop explored ways of making photographic work about home. It was aimed at emerging photographers from the Nordic countries of Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark who had begun, or were beginning, a project connected to ideas and experiences of home, with the objective of developing the work towards completion. We examined the rich significance and complexity of this seemingly trivial subject, through an in-depth exploration of its representation in photography, art, literature and film. It considered ideas about home: as a psychological state, as a construct, as a place of close observation and connection, as the stage for family ties and intimate relationships, as tranquil or unsettling, and as a deeply symbolic site with layers of history and meaning. Participants were led through the stages of developing the work, from concept, aesthetic considerations, ethics, editing, sequencing, writing a statement and title, to planning the presentation of the work. The workshop resulted in a curated exhibition at Nykyaika Photographic centre in Tampere Aug-Sept 2018.
Period23 Apr 201825 Apr 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationKristiansund, NorwayShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational