Personal photography
Open workshop with Trine Søndergaard

How does one create a personal photographic expression? As a participant you will come a step closer to your own unique visual imagery. Through the 5day intensive workshop there will be a focus on play, the irrational and the random as opposed to the staged and controlled. We will work with the creation of images and develop a visual language that grows out of our individual personalities and ideas. The workshop will be a mixture of an open forum and individual respons and talks. The workshop is open to all levels and the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 10. The workshop will be housed at Fabrikken for Art & Design; a dynamic artproductionhouse in the central Copenhagen and we will end the week doing a small exhibition of the work we have made during the workshop.

Trine Søndergaard (b. 1972) is a Danish photography-based visual artist. Her work is marked by a precision and a sensibility that co-exist with an investigation of the medium of photography, its boundaries and what constitutes an image. Layered with meaning and quiet emotion, her works are highly acclaimed for their visual intensification of our perception of reality. She has been awarded the Albert Renger-Patzsch Prize and has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation. Trine Søndergaard’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world and is wellrepresented in museum collections, for instance Museum of Fine Arts Houston-USA,  MUSAC-Spain, Gothenburg Museum of Art-Sweden, The National Museum of Norway, The Israel Museum, Maison Européenne de la Photographie-France, and AROS-Denmark. Trine Søndergaard has published books with Steidl, Hatje Cantz, Hassla Books and FabrikBooks. Trine Søndergaard is represented by Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, and Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.

Date: 3-7 July 2017
Place: Fabrikken for Kunst & Design, Copenhagen
Language: Danish & English
Price: DKK 4,800 / Euro 640

Bring your own camera & computer.

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“… With great human insight, patience and teaching skills she is able to create a personal space for the individual course participants, each of whom is sent out on a self-developing, creative journey. Trine sees potentials rather than limitations and is astute in grasping and spotting moods, concepts and ideas and getting them to grow in you. She can send you far out into the deep end in purely creative terms, but gets you safely hauled ashore again, and with boxes full of examples from her own experience and her large photographic oeuvre she directly and lovingly points the way forward.” Maja Regild,

“… .I needed to get some new input for my private photo projects and Trine walked me through a personal and professional journey. With her very open teaching style Trine got me to break with my normal habits and ideas of how my photographic work should be. She is a razor-sharp, kind and personal mentor. After the workshop I was left with an a-ha! experience of being able to do more than I had thought. I can absolutely recommend a workshop with Trine.” Paul Skovbakke

  • Open summerworkshop with Trine Søndergaard
  • Fabrikken for Kunst & Design
    Sundholmsvej 46
    2300 Copenhagen
  • July 3-7, 2017

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