This workshop will focus on the importance of vulnerability and bias in developing an individual series. It will explore technical mistakes, intersubjectivity and image processing to develop a personal approach. It will look at how photographs can be used as containers for experiences and emotional states. Students will be asked to be partial in their photography, and to develop a story that is not only informative, but also includes their own subjectivity?
The class will question students and encourage them to define their experience of what they shot, and how to put it into your work. Instead of trying to be an invisible observer, students will be encouraged to develop a series defined by emotion and experience their relation to their environment. Students will be challenged to edit their work according to their experience shooting, biased but sincere, and to create a coherent world, from shooting to processing.
Pongo started photography in a documentary fashion, which he gradually merged with snapshot and diary styles. His long-term project “The Uncanny” has earned him several international awards and worldwide recognition. Pongo’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and published in WSJ, The Guardian UK, CNN, National Geographic and several other publications. He was chosen as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2016 and is a recipient of the Vocatio Grant 2016. His work is also part of institutional and private collections. Pongo is a nominee at Noor agency.
His photographic career is shared between his long-term projects in Congo DR, teaching and assignment work.