Scott Davis (San Diego, USA) – photographer, director of International Photo Festival MEDIUM, San Diego.
Since the 90’s Scott Davis has made photographs that explore unremarkable desert corridors and hidden urban space in the American landscape. A platinum printer and its prints have been examining distant dimensions of the visible range for almost two decades and now allow to discover the limits of human perception.
Scott Davis began photographing the desert at night in 1997, as a means of exploring landscapes uniquely defined by darkness. In 2001 he began photographing urban areas in Los Angeles and across the American west, portraying these landscapes as ordinary places yet defined by saturated iconography. In 2013 he set up the project Tracings of light, a series of unique, in- camera platinum prints that capture the immense light and space of the Sonoran Desert.
Scott b. Davis’s photographs were reviewed in the New York Times, Village Voice, the New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and other print media. His work can be found in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pier 24, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, and others. Davis’s photos were exhibited throughout the United States, in Germany and Japan.
Also, he worked as a curator in Museum of Photographic Art MOPA in San Diego.
The workshop of Scott Davis at Odessa//Batumi Photo Days-2016 is supported by the Embassy of America in Ukraine.
Topic – The definition of photographic vision. Photo and Space
Workshop will be based on an analysis of individual creativity, active solo work in a group and on studying successful photographic practices in California. During the work a scheme “images reading ” and “forming of the image” will be provided and developed. Familiarization with various methods of working with landscape photography and urban landscape.
Tomáš Hrůza (Prague, Czech Republic) belongs to the young generation of contemporary Czech photographers.
His work covers both photography and video-art. In 2008 he graduated from the Department of Photography (professor – Pavel Baňka) at the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. After graduation he has been working in Fotograf magazine and then he founded ArtMap project in collaboration with his brother Petr.
Since 2015 he’s been working in the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Talking about his own artwork, Tomáš Hrůza focuses on two main topics: phenomenon of nature and phenomenon of wandering or pilgrimage, it goes without saying that both these themes can be seen as a metaphor of human search for their place in a difficult modern world. During the past 10 years, he had 20 solo exhibitions and participated in many international and local group exhibitions.
Web page : www.tomashruza.cz
The workshop of Tomáš Hrůza at Odessa//Batumi Photo days-2016 is supported by the Czech Centre in Kyiv.
Topic – Photography and Installation
Workshop will be based on the idea of studying photography as an object or as a part of space. During the work, the examples of the main processes of the work with the image will be provided in an alternative way. Removal from a traditional vision of photography as an image on paper and presentation within exposure planes. The group will work with their own images and learn to combine them in a context with other objects, sound or video. The results of the workshop will create a public presentation of the work and experiments.
Adam Panczuk (Warsaw, Poland) – photographer from Warsaw, Poland.
In his work, he travels to wherever he finds an interesting subject. He studied at the University of Economics and photography at the Multimedia Communication Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. Within his photo projects, he tries to find answers to questions he has asked himself and clarifies them using the method of photo-history. He also participated in international competitions and he is a winner of prestigious awards. Adam is a member of “Sputnik Photo” association in Warsaw.
The workshop of Adam Panchuk at Odessa//Batumi Photo Days-2016 is supported by Culture.pl.
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Topic – The interaction between a person and space in the photo
Participants have to prepare a home task – a series of works on the prescribed topic. During the tutorial the series and author portfolio will be analyzed.
Introduction to the best international practices in the portrait area and lecturer and photo group “Sputnik” activity. Providing foundations of a photo history studying different approaches of the disclosure history of a man through the space where he functions/ stays.