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LÃºz Gallery + Workshops
Presents: Documentary Photography & Grant Writing Workshops
Donald Weber, from the VII Network will take the group through the steps of developing, managing and producing long form documentary work.
Through Donaldâ€™s presentations, discussions the group will explore the work of the best documentary photographers. Don will also share some of his work in progress as away to open discussions on how to develop and push projects further as well as taking them through to publication. Additionally the group will talk about how to pitch stories to editors and then put a significant emphasis on learning to critically edit your work.
Participants are required to bring a significant selection of 4×6 prints from a body of work for the purposes of editing and review.
Dates: April 16-18, 2010
Grant Writing Workshop
There are plenty of funding sources available for Documentary and Fine/Art photographers from different organizations. These organizations are ready to support image makers providing funding for research, creation, production, travel and living expenses.
A successful recipient of many grants including the Guggenheim Fellowship, The Lange-Taylor Prize and The Canada Council for the Arts. Donald will lead the group through the complex world of grant writing and funding opportunities available to photographers.
An ideal opportunity for any photographer who is seeking funding for personal fine art or documentary projects.
Dates: April 24, 2010
To Register Email: email@example.com
Donald Weber has exhibited widely and has shown work at galleries and festivals worldwide, including exhibits at the United Nations, the Museum of the Army at Les Invalides in Paris, and the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the Declaration of Human Rights with the VII photo agency, exhibited in over 50 cities worldwide. His work won the Grand Prize for the 2007 PHODAR Photography Biennial in Bulgaria.
He has completed assignments for such international publications as: Business Week, Der Spiegel, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, CondÃ© Nast Portfolio, Rolling Stone, Stern, Time Magazine and the NGOâ€™s MedÃ©cins sans Frontieres, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and War Child.
The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Canada Council for the Arts grant, he has also been awarded the Lange-Taylor Documentary Prize, the Duke and Duchess of York Photography Prize and a World Press Award. Amongst other citations, Weber was named one of PDNâ€™s 30 and an Emerging Photo Pioneer by American Photo Magazine.
His Guggenheim Fellowship is allowing him to continue work on a book about life in Russia: the curse of power and the wounds it inflicts on those who donâ€™t have it. Itâ€™s the 18th Century with jets flying overhead.
His first book, Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, was released in 2008.