The Before and After (Archive)
LFI Workshop with Patrick Zachmann from March 24 until 26, 2017
For Patrick Zachmann, the time he spends on a picture before and after is as important as the actual moment of taking it. During a workshop in March, Zachmann will help participants to develop an inimitable, individual look. The French Magnum photographer will alternate between presenting his own photographic work as well as films and multi-media productions, and giving the participants personal tips during portfolio reviews. For this reason, no practical experience phases are planned.
The emphasis will lie on:
Picture setting, composition, light
How can the aesthetics of a picture convey the content?
How do you find your personal distance to the subject?
How do you find your own angle?
How do you tell a story visually?
How do you edit a story that has already been photographed?
Participants are requested to bring along their best pictures, portfolios, stories and prints. Book dummies can also be discussed.
Zachmann has always focussed on themes that are outside the current media mainstream, such as the machinations of the Mafia in Naples or the problems of migrants in Marseille. In 1989 he reported on events at Tiananmen Square and afterwards documented Chinese in exile. He became a Magnum member in 1990. In 2013 Zachmann presented Mare Mater, a photo and film project where he linked together stories of migrants with those of his own family.
Dependant on availability, participants can borrow camera equipment from the current Leica product portfolio (insured for the length of the workshop)