Workshop 2018 | Head On Photo Festival

Workshop 2018

Images: Paula Bronstein

 

Carving your niche | Finding unique visual moments | Editorial perspective

“We all have an ego, but after a while you have to leave it behind because it makes no sense to keep witnessing these things just to make a name. Photojournalism becomes less about you and more about the people you’re photographing. It’s about offering other people a voice,” David Dare Parker

 

Two outstanding, multi-award winning photojournalists with invaluable experience and perspective across all facets of the world of photography will work with you over two days (plus another seminar day) to identify and apply what can differentiate you and your work from the crowded world of imagery no matter which area you are in.

Is there a difference between photographing for the news and photographing from the heart? What is the difference between making images and communicating a story through photography? What is more important – reinforcing stereotypes or understanding the bigger picture?

These differences can make or break the impact and depth of your work and the goals you want to achieve.

Bronstein’s work reflects a dedicated humanitarian and visual war correspondent finding visual moments nobody else would dare look for, as she brings a voice to those who have none. Bronstein is one of longest working conflict photographers currently based in Thailand. Her work has been published in many leading international publications including New York Times, Time and …

A Walkley Award winning photojournalist, David Dare Parker has photographed for many national and international magazines throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australasia. Publications include LeMonde, Stern, L'Express, Focus, Australian Geographic, The Bulletin, The New York Times, Fortune and Time Australia. He is featured in the Australian War Memorial book ‘Contact’ – Australian War Photographers and WAR: Degree South.

 

The workshop includes guest appearances by picture editors who will review participants’ portfolios.

  • Carly Earl, The Guardian Australia
  • Mags King, Sydney Morning Herald
  • Mikko Takkunen, New York Times (TBC)

 

Images: David Dare Parker

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein is one of the world’s leading photojournalists.

Her award winning work reflects the eye of a dedicated humanitarian and conflict photographer. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear “.  For over 15 years, Paula worked as staff photographer for a variety of American newspapers. In the late 90’s she moved overseas covering the Asian region working with Getty Images News, working as staff from 2002-2013. Paula’s images have been published in almost every globally recognized publication and exhibited in numerous countries.    

Over the years Paula's extensive work in various conflict zones has taught her to be a dedicated humanitarian photographer, provoking change and raising awareness and is now working on a Getty grant on the long term effects of war. Paula states "that if war is not happening in your country quite often it is easier to turn away. My mission is to bring attention back to victims of war who have little voice – getting people to relate."  

www.paulaphoto.com

David Dare Parker

We all have an ego but after a while you have to leave it behind because it makes no sense to keep witnessing these things just to make a name. Photojournalism becomes less about you and more about the people of the situation you’re photographing. It’s about offering other people a voice.

A Walkley Award winning photojournalist, David Dare Parker has photographed for many national and international magazines throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australasia. Publications include LeMonde, Stern, L'Express, Focus, Australian Geographic, The Bulletin, The New York Times, Fortune and Time Australia. He is featured in the Australian War Memorial book ‘Contact’ – Australian War Photographers and WAR: Degree South. www.daviddareparker.com

 

DETAILS

A combined two day workshop (4-5 May) AND bonus third full-day at the Head On Seminar (6 May)

COURSE OUTCOMES

By the conclusion of this workshop you will:

- Gain knowledge about effective visual communication
- Gain confidence in identifying distinctive visual moments
- Gain confidence in editing and sequencing your work
- Create photographs that demonstrate humanitarianism
Network with industry professionals

SUITABLE FOR

The workshop is best suited for people who are already familiar with the operations of their camera and are looking to expand their vision and upskill in developing concepts, creativity and visual communication.

WHAT TO BRING

- A body of work that you would like to develop
- Your portfolio
- A computer or a tablet to to show and edit your work
- Camera, batteries and charging equipment for all your electronic devices
- Comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for indoor/outdoor photographing

 

Cost: $995 ($945 members) GST inc.

Early bird $895 till 8 April

(Includes 1 ticket to full-day Head On Seminar)

 

Workshop (15 participants max)

Dates: 4 May - 5 May 2018

Location: Paddington (TBC) 

 

Seminar

Date: 6 May 2018

Location: Paddington (TBC)

 

 
$995.00 AUD
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$945.00 AUD
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