Aug
26
to Sep 2

Editing Workshop

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I'm opening a new studio in the Danish countryside and marking the occasion with an intensive, intimate editing workshop from August 26 to September 2 (Sunday to Sunday). We will go in depth about how to select and sequence images — and how we can hone our creative voice through the editing process. 

What sorts of visual connections make a cohesive body of work? How do we invite viewers into our existence and get them to question their own? These are the sorts of questions we will focus on while also fishing and eating together at a farmhouse on the Danish coast. 

The house where I'm hosting the workshop once belonged to my grandfather. A German émigré to Denmark, he was a professional photographer for much of his life. He stowed thousands of film negatives in the attic (many of which still survive) and constructed a darkroom beside a horse stable. Several decades later I'm rebuilding this place in the spirit of my grandfather: as a space for photography and thinking about photography.

The workshop is aimed at well-practiced amateurs or professionals looking to take the next step in their practice. I invite applications from anyone who has a long-term project they'd like to develop — this could be an idea for a book or just a long-term series you'd like to discuss in depth. I will select up to eight people based on the strength of the submissions. There will be both individual and group sessions included in the workshop.

Depending on your ambition, you can leave the workshop with an exhibition layout, an edited book dummy, etc.

I will provide transportation to the farmhouse from the Copenhagen airport (about a 2.5 hour drive) along with lodging, food, and printing. There will be a small crew on hand to help with logistics. The house itself is old but cozy and located on an isolated island called Lolland; you will have one day off in the middle of the week to go sailing and reflect. 

This is a rare chance to get extensive feedback on your work from me — and experience a remote and beautiful part of Denmark. I hope to make this a special trip for anyone who joins and help you understand editing inside-and-out.

APPLY HERE

Tuition

Early bird (pre-July 15):  €1400

Normal rate: €1500

Food, Lodging, Transportation, and Printing

€450

€100 extra for private room (otherwise two per room)

*Note that there is no cost to apply to the workshop. If admitted, you will have to pay a €500 down payment. The rest is paid upon arrival.*

Questions? Please email my assistant Graham Dickie at graham.sobolstudio@gmail.com.

Location of the workshop (in red):

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Detail of the island:

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What it looks like:

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Portfolio Reviews during Photo London 2017
May
19
to May 21

Portfolio Reviews during Photo London 2017

Jacob Aue Sobol will be conducting portfolio review sessions during Photo London 2017.

Individual sessions will run for 25 min per participant and give you the opportunity to discuss your work one on one with Jacob.

Whether you are a hobby photographer or professional this gives you the chance to meet Jacob and get critic and advice on your work including storytelling, exhibitions and book making. Jacob just started a new Copenhagen based publishing company called Brothas. This review also gives you the option to present a potential book project you wish to be published.

There are limited spots available on Friday the 19th of May or Sunday the 21st of May.

click here for Friday time slots

click here for Sunday time slots

Closer to the event we will email you the venue details and what to bring with you.

Those who apply first will have more options on time slots via the website.

Cost is 100 Euro per session.

 

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Magnum Square Print Sale
Oct
31
to Nov 4

Magnum Square Print Sale

For four days only, Magnum photography, a collective that has documented most of the world’s major events since the 1930s is hosting their annual square print sale.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase an iconic photograph by a Magnum photographer for only $100!

The theme ”Conditions of the Heart: On Empathy and Connection in Photography” was conceived by exploring Magnum co-founder David ‘Chim’ Seymour’s legacy of work, described as “unapologetically compassionate”. Each photograph chosen represents a strong emotional connection in the work of each photographer.

The photograph chosen by Jacob Aue Sobol was shot during his time in Guatemala where he was documenting the life of the Gomez Brito family. It depicts the strong bond between the boy Eliseo and his dog Domingo.

"I lived with The Gomez Brito family in a remote mountainous area of Guatemala for two months in 2005. Each day I took part in the daily work on their land growing corn and beans.  Juanita and Andreas had seven children; Roberto, Davide, Faustino, Eliseo, Diego, Elisabeth and Maria, and also a dog named Domingo. Domingo would follow ten-year-old Eliseo every morning when he walked the long route over the mountain to tend the horses. Often on the way back old Domingo got really tired and Eliseo would carry him the rest of the way home.”

Act quickly to get your hands on one of these iconic prints before the sale ends. With only four days online, blink and you’ll miss it!

Available through the Magnum website

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