In Praise of Shadows

2021 Workshop in Berlin with Michael Grieve

The workshop will take place
– 19th-23rd of July 2021
– From 10am until 6pm.
There will be a maximum of 12 students and will be held in english.

The venue in berlin: tba

The fee is 400€ (brutto), current Ostkreuz students pay 350€ (brutto).

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more info about Michael Grieve here


In Praise of Shadows

The theme of this workshop is inspired by the book, In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki, originally published in 1933. The book is a meditation on the appreciation of shadows and subtlety, understanding the consideration of the layered tones of various kinds of shadows and their power to reflect on certain materials.

The interpretation of this theme for the purposes of this photographic workshop are wide open, yet the aesthetics and meaning of shadow will be the guiding force in producing photographs during the five days.

Participant photographers will be encouraged to experiment and integrate their concepts of shadow into a coherent body of photographic and/or filmic work.

photo © Michael Grieve