The works were developed within six different Masterclasses that took place from August 1st to 9th in Pelči, Latvia.
This workshop is about telling tales; using
photography to reveal stories about the local environment and community, and
perhaps also reveal something about our human nature today.
During the workshop the students researched, exploreed and considered the relationships between humans and nature in the local area of Kuldīga. They sought out people who were willing to share their stories about the nature that surrounds them - from simple things such as walking the dog, to hunting or life as a farmer, or perhaps memorable tales about their first contact with nature (big or small) – all of them had a story to tell either from the past or from the present. The challenge was to collect these stories and then translate them into a visual interpretation, in a way creating modern local myths.
The participants discovered new ways of
combining photography with other mediums and approaches with the aim of telling
stories. At the end of the workshop the students and the master designed a book together that
included all the work the participants had made. A book of
modern-day myths, an assemblage of folk tales about the essence of human nature
in Kuldīga today.
List of Participants:
Alex Morvan (France)
Alexander Mihalkovich (Belarus)
Baiba Buceniece (Latvia)
Bea Uhart (Belgium)
Celina Bordino (Argentina)
Costanza De Rogatis (Venezuela)
Iwauko Murakami (Japan)
Karlis Bergs (Latvia)
Kumiko Motoki (Japan)
Lauris Aizupietis (Latvia)
Maria Baoli (Spain)
Maxim Sarychau (Belarus)