Workshops

CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP WITH BURCU BÖCEKLER

May 12, Saturday / bomontiada – Leica Akademie Istanbul

Applications to join the Cyanotype workshop with Burcu Böcekler are now open.

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PINHOLE CAMERA WORKSHOP WITH ŞENAY YAŞAR

May 13, Sunday / bomontiada – Outdoor workshop area

This entertaining pinhole workshop for kids will be held on Sunday. Applications are open now.

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LOOKING AT THE CITY’S LAYERS WITH METİN ÇAVUŞ

May 12, Saturday / bomontiada – Leica Akademie Istanbul

Which layer of the city do you focus on? Which Istanbul do you show your audience?

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About Cyanotypes

Cyanotype is a solar printing process that does not require a camera and is popularly used to make contact prints. First employed by John Frederick William Herchel (1792-

1871) in 1842, the technique is perhaps best known from its use in Anna Atkins’ (1799-1871) book of plant photograms, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. Today, many contemporary photographers see solar printing techniques as a new tool for creative expression. Producing blue-tinted photographs, cyanotypes, like all ferric alternative print techniques, have a low sensitivity to light and thus require long exposures. The prints are developed in natural sunlight or under UV lighting, and the technique is usually seen as best suited for contact prints and photograms.

The participants of the workshop will learn about the history of cyanotyping and be exposed to examples from its invention up through contemporary artists. Furthermore, workshop will teach participants about the practical aspects of cyanotype printing. The participants will also have the opportunity to carry out the process themselves.

CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP WITH BURCU BÖCEKLER

May 12, Saturday / bomontiada – Leica Akademie Istanbul

Applications to join the Cyanotype workshop with Burcu Böcekler are now open.

Final Date of Application: May 11, 2018
Number of Participants: The workshop will be conducted in one session with ten participants.
Contact Details: workshop@212photographyfestival.com
Workshop date: May 12, Saturday
Workshop Hours: 12.00-15.00
Workshop Location: bomontiada – Leica Akademie Istanbul
Participation fee: 20TL

Required Equipment: Duralite – glass – paper: These will be supplied by the workshop manager.

Materials for printing: Participants looking to produce their own photograms are expected to bring suitable materials which can be placed between the glass and the duralite, such as leaves, flowers, lace, etc. Participants who would like to produce contact prints should bring negatives or negatives printed on acetate paper.

Warning / Caution: Wearing gloves, goggles, and masks at all times during the workshop is mandatory due to the use of chemicals. Safety equipment will be provided by the workshop manager.

Important: In the event of cloudy or overcast weather, the workshop date will be rescheduled to later date.

By applying to the workshops the applicant acknowledges that the festival reserve the right to use the work produced during the workshop for the purposes of advertising and publicity for the festival. Should they simply wish to refuse, they are advised to e-mail studio@212photographyfestival.com.

About Pinhole Camera

When you make a pinhole in a totally dark room, you can transfer the outside image to the room’s opposite wall as an upside-down image. When we place a light-sensitive bromide paper or film on the wall, we transfer the image on paper. We call this simple machine a pinhole camera.

Pinhole workshop to be held with İğne Deliğinden Dünya Project Team, we will produce handmade cameras. Participants will keep pinhole cameras created with a 35mm-photographic film, a matchbox, adhesive tape and scissors.

PINHOLE CAMERA WORKSHOP WITH ŞENAY YAŞAR

May 13, Sunday / bomontiada – Outdoor workshop area

Application deadline: May 12, 2018
Number of participants: 24 participants in two groups
Age group: 10-14
Mail address for application: workshop@212photographyfestival.com
Workshop dates: May 13, 2018
Time: 11:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:00
Location: bomontiada
Participation fee: 20TL

Warning: Materials like scissors will be used. Participants should be at least 10 years old.

By applying to the workshops the applicant acknowledges that the festival reserve the right to use the work produced during the workshop for the purposes of advertising and publicity for the festival. Should they simply wish to refuse, they are advised to e-mail studio@212photographyfestival.com.

Cities are complex cultural ecosystems. Metropolises like Istanbul have multifaceted, complex structures, mixing people and things from different backgrounds together in a constant churn. This presents a problem for the photographer: which layer of the city do you focus on? Which Istanbul do you show your audience? Some photographers try to “repair” the city, either by visually lauding the clean lines of modernity or, like Jacob Riis, shining a light onto dark and desolate slums. However, rather than focusing on just one layer or another, is it possible to more fully document the multi-layered complexity of the modern metropolises all at once? Can’t we record what really goes on all across the city? Can’t we capture the city as it really is, in all its glorious layers?

Participants of this workshop will follow one simple rule: when taking pictures, show as many of the city’s many layers as possible. This is move against those who see good photography as a restriction of visual focus, against those who seek simplified composition as an end unto itself, against those who want their photographs to frame only a single element. Our goal in this workshop is to do the opposite of all that—we want to put equal emphasis on every layer of the city and, through multiplication and complexity, to get past these aesthetic reflexes. As American photographer Joel Mayerowitz suggests, our main goal is to rebuild through photography the incidental, passing relationships between strata that are not normally connected.

Workshop process: We will start with a presentation explaining the conceptual framework and some strategies for capturing urban complexity. Then, participants will be sent out to take pictures around the Bomonti neighbourhood. Later, we will reconvene to evaluate the pictures as a group.

LOOKING AT THE CITY’S LAYERS WITH METİN ÇAVUŞ

May 12, Saturday / bomontiada

Final Date of Application: May 11, 2018
Number of Participants: A maximum of 20 people.
Contact Details: workshop@212photographyfestival.com
Workshop date: May 12, Saturday
Workshop Hours: 13.00-17.00
Workshop Location: bomontiada – Leica Akademie Istanbul
Participation fee: 20TL

Requirements: Participants must bring their own cameras.

Note: By applying to the workshops the applicant acknowledges that the festival reserve the right to use the work produced during the workshop for the purposes of advertising and publicity for the festival. Should they simply wish to refuse, they are advised to e-mail studio@212photographyfestival.com.

By applying to the workshops the applicant acknowledges that the festival reserve the right to use the work produced during the workshop for the purposes of advertising and publicity for the festival. Should they simply wish to refuse, they are advised to e-mail studio@212photographyfestival.com.

This workshop is supported by Jotun Türkiye.