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This workshop focuses on preparing an impressive personal portfolio that can be presented publicly or privately. It is also aimed at photographers who wish to submit their works to photo awards, such as the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA).

Important topics that will be covered include:-

1. Concept development

2. Personal vision & intention

3. Formulating an introductory in the context of your work

4. Work methodology & discipline

5. Selection and sequencing of images

6. Important factors to consider when submitting for an award

7. Presenting a project optimally within the limitations of an application format

8. Grants and competitions that are most suitable for your kind of work

This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to critically reflect on their portfolios in various forms and formats. Participants will be expected to bring a recent project to work with, or any work they wish to receive feedback on. Each individual project will be discussed in the group, which will then be edited, sequenced and prepared for a specific photo award, grant or competition as practice.

This 1-day workshop will be held in the form of group discussions and individual consultations. Workshop participants should be able to show a good level of photographic aptitude and a desire to learn. Candidates will be expected to develop a positive attitude towards self-reflection, discussion and constructive critique. Participants should prepare their project materials ahead of the workshop.


Prepare a portfolio of work that you wish to edit, sequence and critically reflect on. Also bring plenty of extra material, your archive, or photographs that may not initially be part of your selection. Your portfolio can be either digitally presented or printed.

Class capacity: 7 pax

Closing date for registration: 15 March 2019


Max Pinckers (b.1988) is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His oeuvre explores visual strategies in documentary photography. Not believing in sheer objectivity or neutrality, Pinckers advocates a subjective approach, made visible through the explicit use of theatrical lighting, staged directions or extras.

Extensive research and diligent technical preparation are combined with improvisation to obtain lively, unexpected, critical, simultaneously poetic and documentary images. His works take shape as self-published books and exhibition installations.

Pinckers is currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent and has received multiple international awards, such as the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg 2015 and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) 2018.

Earlier Event: March 9
Later Event: March 19