For all enquires about our next amazing workshop event in Kathmandu July 9th – 14th email Jack Picone here: email@example.com
It’s been said, after all, that the Vietnamese plant rice, the Cambodians watch rice grow, and the languorous Lao simply listen to the whispers of rice growing. Luang Prabang is simply – and lazily – enchanting.
The writer Gary Jones joined us as a participant on our Laos Workshop, held in Luang Prabang July 2012. Read Gary’s musings about the workshop, his fellow participants and Luang Prabang’s becalming hypnotic effect in Prestige Magazine
There are still a few places remaining for our upcoming workshop in Havana Cuba. Interested? Email Jack Picone at firstname.lastname@example.org
© Photograph by Gary Jones. In pursuit of a prize. Novice monks with air rifles at Luang Prabang Funfair.
The Jack Picone and Stephen Dupont Documentary Photography workshops participant Gary Jones documents a small funfair that arrives to town. Luang Prabang, Laos. View here:
© Photograph by Patrick Brown
(Above) Participants from our last workshop in Luang Prabang (2006) view their images during our evening projections.
Award-winning documentary photographer Jack Picone will work in tandem with workshop partner Stephen Dupont, acclaimed photojournalist and filmmaker. Both Steve and Jack along with guest tutor Ed Giles renowned for his multimedia productions, will be there to critique and edit participants work one-on-one, and also take part in evening projections and discussions.
An introductory get-together will be held on the evening prior to the workshop’s formal start in Luang Prabang. Like any working documentary photographer, participants will be given an assignment brief to interpret as they wish. (The brief will be announced prior to the workshop to give participants time to research possible subjects before they arrive.)
The aim is to produce a documentary photo essay with a striking visual narrative, to be shown on the final evening of the workshop. Tutors will hold individual and group sessions to supervise and edit the assignments, and dialogue intensively on topics such as photographic composition, portraiture, basic camera techniques, how to research ideas and tell an original story, how to market a body of work, and how to hone your personal style. The workshop is very project based as opposed to technically driven.
The workshop’s schedule will be demanding but highly rewarding. Tutors and field assistants will be on hand constantly to help navigate any areas of difficulty and discuss all participants photographic concerns. Interpreters can also be arranged where necessary.
Traditional Photo Essay and Multimedia
During the workshops participants will have an option to produce a completed photo essay within documentary tradition or in a more contemporary context – a multimedia. In both cases, tutors will be on hand to guide you through the respective process.
Cost: US$2,500. Includes all workshop sessions. Workshop cost does not include travel costs to Laos and accommodation. A US$500 (non-refundable) deposit secures a place on the workshop.
Application: The workshop is strictly limited to 15 participants. This is one of our most popular workshops so book early to avoid disappointment.
For enquires email Jack: email@example.com
Workshop participant Cim Sears has the work she authored during the Kathmandu workshop published in Nepal’s Republica. Please view Cim’s images and story on education in Nepal here.