Portfolio-Review, developing the right approach for your ideas
September 23, 2018, 10 am–6 pm:
Guram Tsibakhashivili presents his photographic strategies. Participants' portfolios will be reviewed and discussed in terms of the style, editorial and what steps need to be taken for development.
10–30 photographs, if possible on one or two themes
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt
In this one-day workshop participants will address the themes of people and city-life. Guram Tsibakhashivili, an exhibiting photographer in the current FFF exhibition PICTURE LANGUAGES. PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FROM GEORGIA, will present his unique way of working within a city that you are familiar with but one going through changes. First, Tsibakhashivili will explain how he developed an expressive visual voice during the evolutions which his country and city experienced, by creating poetic and critical photographs. Further discussion and input will take place as the participants show their own work. Different approaches for the development of projects about the themes of inside and outside, people in the city and city under change will be offered.
The workshop will be held in German.
Fascinated by an exhibition of his countryman Yuri Mechitov, Guram Tsibakhasvili (*1960) decided to concentrate on photography in 1982. His coverage of everyday life in Georgia spans the most critical periods of the last days and fall of the Soviet Union, the years of civil war in Georgia in the 1990s up to the millennium. As a photographer, the chemist is autodidact: he obtained his knowledge from books; besides Mechitov he names his role models to be Leonardo da Vince, Paul Klee and Cy Twombly. For other series, Tsibakhashvili developed an experimental style: he combined photography with text, colour and media and worked on paper, canvas or wood. Many of his works can be found today in collections of international art museums. From 1990 to 1994 he taught “Theory of Photography” at the National University; he belongs to the co-founders of the Caucasian Center for Cultural Development (2002) and the Tbilisi Photography House (2007). Tsibakhashvili lives and works in Tiflis.
After the submission of your data we will send you a confirmation by e-mail. This e-mail also includes the bank information for the transfer of the workshop fee. Your payment should reach our account fourteen days before the start of the workshop and is necessary for the participation. In the event of your absence without prior notice of at least 14 days we can unfortunately not refund the fee of the workshop.
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