with Ali Arkady
September 8, 2017 - January 8, 2018
DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art
Prague, Czech Republic
Long time friends and collaborators, Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi, are known for unique approaches to stories for high profile clients including The New York Times, National Geographic, The New Yorker and NGO clients including UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders. Gilbertson and Kashi met in 2009 in New York and have been close friends ever since, seeing one another regularly for snacks, schivtzes and perhaps too many espressos. Between meals, they’ve also worked on editorial pieces together, including the award-winning It’ll Be Better Next Year and The Undecided.
Gilbertson and Kashi have taught various sold out workshops in the past, though they have never hosted a week long masterclass together. Gilbertson almost never does workshops of this length due to commitments to shooting, so this is perhaps an even rarer opportunity than usual.
The two bring unique talents to the class that participants can learn from, including thinking outside of the box, approaching strangers, making powerful images in confronting situations, and above all, how to photograph how a place feels over how it looks. The emphasis in this workshop is how to get in touch with your feelings and how to translate them into great photographs with feeling.
Anyone can make a strong photograph – as evidenced by a cursory glance at some of the 2 billion photos uploaded every day. What makes a great photograph? Emotional content. Mood. Feel. This masterclass will be beneficial to anyone looking to push the boundaries of their photography–how to capture emotion in a narrative; the image as a stand alone image; the approach itself.
This workshop will be designed from courses Gilbertson and Kashi have independently taught at institutions including International Center of Photography, Yale University, Syracuse University, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Maine Media Workshops. Your time actually out shooting will be maximized without compromising the time for instruction and lectures and constructive critiques.
Anyone from professionals looking to hone their talents to students looking to learn new techniques are welcome, as are people looking for a New York adventure with a couple of insiders.
The program will begin with three days of preparation in narrative photography and technique in New York City’s East Village. We will conclude the workshop with three days of editing as we shoot and post production including toning and captioning. A slide show and dinner will be held for participants one the final night in President Trump’s residence on Fifth Avenue. If he reneges on his offer, then we’ll have it at Ashley’s apartment.Find out more »
Project for Empty Space in collaboration with the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), Newest Americans, Rutgers University-Newark’s Graduate Program in American Studies, and First Friends of NJ and NY present States of Incarceration and Seeking Asylum, Resisting Detention. The exhibition will open to the public on Wednesday, October 18th, 6 – 8 PM, in the gallery located at 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102. Seeking Asylum, Resisting Detention is the Newark iteration of States of Incarceration, a travelling exhibition created by students, returning citizens, and others directly affected by mass incarceration…Find out more »
The seven photographers in the Black Chicago exhibition, Wayne Miller, Ray K. Metzker, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Marvin E. Newman, Vivian Maier, Tom Arndt and Carlos Javier Ortiz, cover the period from 1940 to the present. None has followed the same path and none has the same way of looking at things. Each one presents a different image of the African-American community, who came to Chicago from the Deep South with the hope of greater freedom and better jobs. Their photos are a…Find out more »
"We All We Got" explores the consequences and devastation of youth violence in contemporary America from 2006 - 2013 through a mix of powerful photographs, incisive essays and moving letters from diverse individuals affected by this perennial scourge. Carlos Javier Ortiz’s work provides an avenue for knowing these children and their families. This work is not the end of the conversation about youth violence and society’s complicity in it, but rather the beginning. The terror in the eyes of grieving children…Find out more »
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Ed Kashi will be exhibiting work at this year’s 5th International Photography Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel. The festival will present local and International exhibitions by world acclaimed photographers, historic documentation from Israel’s best archives, social activism projects, lectures, master classes, workshops, gallery talks and much more. About the festival The Festival is organized by Platforma, an independent nonprofit company established in 2011. The Festival enables Platforma to promote its values, including social activism and building bridges between cultures and…Find out more »
About 20,000 Syrian refugees have settled in Armenia and Artsakh since the beginning of the ravaging war in Syria. Most of them are Syrian Armenians, descendants of those who fled the Ottoman Empire a century ago amid the Genocide. "Home to Home" is a retrospective of the lives of Syrian-Armenian newcomers in Armenia and Artsakh documented by prominent female photographers Nazik Armenakyan and Piruza Khalapyan of the 4 Plus Documentary Photography Center and Anush Babajanyan of VII, who have been…Find out more »
Improve upon your documentary reportage techniques by covering an editorial story in this 4-day workshop (December 27 - 30, 2017) in New York City. Students will refine their storytelling approach and story composition by analyzing real-life problems, images analysis, editing and caption writing. Most of all, this workshop will help students discover their own visual language, as well as practical and conceptual techniques, and learn how to confront real-life situations in reportage making. This workshop will also focus on gaining…Find out more »