Where: Centre Arts Santa Mònica
When: Sunday July 25th from 11am to 14pm and from 16pm to 20pm
Maximum: 8 participants
Duration: 8 hours
This workshop, lead by Eugeni Gay Marín and Camilla de Maffei – founders and professors at El Observatorio – invites to reflect about the importante of authorship in relation to the creation of both short and long-term photographic projects.
Camilla de Maffei, a freelance photographer and winner of awards such as the Conca Jury Prize, the Prix Échange-Fotoleggendo and the Prix Public in Les Boutographies, is dedicated to researching the concepts of landscape, border and periphery in the area of the Balkans and the representation of women.
Eugeni Gay Marín exhibited his work in more than 30 cities and on 4 continents and is the winner of several awards such as the New Fnac Talent, the SAIF award from the Arles Voies Off Festival and two POYLATAM. It is also part of the Dictionary of Spanish Photographers of La Fábrica together with the Cuatro 15 collective.
Both coordinate the course on Author Documentary Photography and tutor the projects at El Observatorio, a photographic creation space and didactic laboratory specialized in author photography and visual narrative that they themselves have founded.
The objective is to guide the participants in the development of a working methodology and their own photographic language through horizontal practice between the two authors who lead the session and the different participants. In the first part of the workshop, some of the projects that emerged in El Observatorio will be analyzed, deepening the creative process of each one, while the second part will be dedicated to the collective viewing of the participants’ projects, creating a collective and growing feedback. Participants must contribute a project or corpus of images to work during the second part of the session. These can be in printed format or on a device that can be projected.