From the 26th to the 28th of October 2018
As part of the Drago-branded events that have been taking place in Palermo over the course of the year, and in conjunction with The Street is Watching, an anthology on street photography currently at Palermo’s International Center of Photography, Drago is proud to announce an extraordinary opportunity: a THREE-DAY WORKSHOP led by Belgrade-born photographer BOOGIE, focusing on STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.
Boogie is considered to be one of the most influential contemporary street photographer, thanks to his work on gangs and street culture in the US. He was featured in Cheryl Dunn’s Everybody Street documentary about the lives and work of New York’s most iconic street photographers. He has been published in world renowned publications such as The New York Times, Time, and The Huffington Post.
During the workshop, he will show his most recent work, alongside with examples from his archive; review all participants’ portfolios and share his workflow on how he approaches street photography, from conceiving an idea and framing the subject, to editing your photos down to create an enticing narrative.
Palermo, a city of extraordinary beauty and profound complexity, Italian capital of culture in 2018 and host city of Manifesta, will be the stage of your photography sessions. Let the streets inspire you. By exploring the off the beaten paths areas of the city of Palermo, you’ll be chasing stories to tell and images to capture, in order to build a strong and compelling narrative. With Boogie’s guidance, you will develop your photographic project by observing the city streets in a different light, and finding the extraordinary around you. The aim of this street photography workshop is to represent Palermo’s multiple layers and contradictions, and provide the tools to help you develop your unique and personal narrative.
Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, Boogie began photographing rebellion and unrest during the civil war that ravaged his country during the 1990s. Growing up in a war-torn country defined Boogie’s style and attraction to the darker side of human existence. He moved to New York City in 1998. Boogie is a modern-era storyteller. With his photos he managed to narrate such places as Moscow, Bangkok, Mexico City, Caracas, Istanbul, Tokyo and Kingston, a city as dark and scary as it is sunny and smiling. Even when focusing on the violence generated by gangsters, drug dealers, and police, Boogie nevertheless always expands his view to include all the people living in the city. He has published several monographs, including IT’S ALL GOOD (powerHouse Books, 2006), SAO PAULO (Upper Playground, 2008), BELGRADE BELONGS TO ME (powerHouse Books, 2009), and A WAH DO DEM (DRAGO, 2015, his first book in color). His recent solo exhibitions include Paris, New York, Tokyo, Milan, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Belgrade. Read our interview with him here.
FEE: 300 EUR
GROUP SIZE: Min 10 participants
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Please enrol by paying the entry fee, by either Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by wire transfer (DRAGO MEDIA KOMPANY SRL, BANCA POPOLARE DI NOVARA, IBAN: IT 50 O 05034 03255 000000193864 SWIFT: BAPPIT21AI9). Please indicate payment reference as “Boogie Photo Workshop”
- Once payment has been submitted, please send us an email to email@example.com, with your data (name, last name, date and place of birth, address, and contact details), confirming registration to the workshop. Please make sure to attach a copy of payment.
- Please bring your own photography gear to Palermo: you’ll need your camera and computer during the workshop.
- Bring your portfolio of max 30 images (either in digital or printed format) for Boogie to review.
*PLEASE NOTE: the workshop will be delivered in English.
For any additional info, please contact Giulia Mariani at firstname.lastname@example.org or +39 3488586173
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