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Berlin Night, Berlin Light: Exploring the Personal in Photography

September 2, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Photo by Linda Bournane Engelberth / VII

Instructors: Linda Bournane Engelberth & Danny Wilcox Frazier
Locations: Berlin, Germany
Cost: $2000
Duration: 6 Days
Class size: 12
Skill level: Professional, semi-professional, and advanced amateur
Scholarships: Yes


Spend a week getting closer, reaching deeper and taking your photography to new places. This workshop, led by Danny Wilcox Frazier and Linda Bournane Engelberth, is set in the historic metropolis of Berlin, a dramatic setting for students to explore the emotional landscape of this storied city. The workshop is aimed at teaching professional, semi-professional, and advanced amateur photographers a new approach to their work, one rooted in personal connection and emotional content. This is an intense, immersive shooting workshop that will push you further than you hoped you could go in your photography work. In just five days, you’ll produce an in-depth photographic essay. The focus of the program is to help you find a unique personal voice in your work and return home with a new way of seeing your images and the world of photography.

Linda has made Berlin her second home, and has developed a special fondness for this dynamic city, a diverse playground for artists, musicians and the creative industry. Berlin’s past and present will impact your personal narratives.

The program is hands-on; Danny and Linda will guide you through the rigorous steps of research, choosing your visual approach, building relationships, navigating ethical issues, editing and presenting your work. They’ll also discuss how to build innovative distribution platforms for the work, harness the power of social media, and successfully disseminate projects in this complex time of change in the photography landscape.


Day 1

8am-12pm: Introduction of workshop and confirmation of approach to project

12pm-dark: First Shoot

8pm: Presentations

Day 2-5

Shooting begins at sunrise.

11am-3pm: Editing and One-On-One Critiques

3pm-dark: Shooting

8-11pm: Group Critique

*Group critiques are required if not shooting.

Day 6

8am-5pm: Editing and Sequencing Essays for Public Presentations

8pm: Public Screening

Terms & Conditions

Please read our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy carefully before enrolling in a workshop.
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To apply for a VII Academy scholarship for this workshop, please complete the application here by August 7, 2019, at 23:59 GMT – 4.


September 2, 2019
September 7, 2019
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