FotoFreo 2010: The City of Fremantle Festival of Photography is delighted to announce the opening of bookings for the Magnum Workshop Fremantle, an Australian first and a unique photography experience held in the beautiful port city of Fremantle in Western Australia.
As part of FotoFreo 2010, Magnum Photos will present an intensive, practice oriented five-day photography workshop from 15th – 19th March. Three international photographers from the renowned photography agency, Trent Parke, David
Alan Harvey and Chien-Chi Chang, will lead intimate groups of twelve individuals through a program of group and solo critiques, practical, technical and theoretical advice and assistance with successful editing processes.
Participants will be supported to document local interest stories about Fremantle and the surrounding area and apply this to their individual photographic style. The workshop will culminate in a projection of participant work at the attractive heritage building and workshop venue, the Fremantle Arts Centre as part of the festival opening night celebration, and the production of 8”x10” group books printed on premium paper, generously provided by creative publishing and marketing platform, Blurb Books.
Magnum Photos is a world renown cooperative of photographers with offices in Paris, London, New York and Tokyo,
founded in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour. The planned
Workshops are an extension of FotoFreo’s long-term relationship with Magnum Photos.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS
FotoFreo 2010, with support from the Department of Culture and the Arts, will provide full-fee scholarships for three Western Australian photographers to participate in the Magnum Workshop Fremantle. Placements will be allocated on the basis of technical merit, the ability to construct a narrative using images and the perceived benefit to the applicant’s career.
The Magnum Workshop Fremantle is a headline event for FotoFreo 2010: The City of Fremantle Festival, Australia’s leading biennial photography festival. Established since 2002, FotoFreo is a month long celebration of photography showcasing the work of internationally renown and emerging photographers, generating awareness, inciting discussion and creating a forum for the exploration of ideas and issues relating to the practice and art of photography. As part of the workshop, participants will be actively encouraged to engage in and attend the diverse festival events from 20 March – 18 April. As part of FotoFreo’s extensive programming, each Magnum photographer will present their work through audiovisual presentations at the Notre Dame Theatrette.
Applications open 18 January and close 28 February.
Visit http://events.magnumphotos.com/events for more details.