ONLINE Masterclass


Looking and photographing inward: into our own lives, our personal stories, and intimate experiences.


March 25/26/27, 2022, 2–8 pm

(Central European Time, CET)

Intimacy, personal photography, photography, fine art photography, personal projects, portraiture

Workshop schedule

March 25: 2–8 pm: Meet 2 pm via ZOOM. Introduction, reviewing other pertinent photographers, participants will show work, self-portraiture/close person portraiture assignments will be given. See above detailed workshop description.

March 26: 2–8 pm: Meet 2 pm via ZOOM. Further reviewing other pertinent photographers, participants will show work, self-portraiture/close person portraiture assignments will be given. Elinor will also talk about all the aspects of both her work and the industry, and the intimacy both in her personal work but also how her intimate approach to photography led her to editorial and commercial jobs, and how she applies her style to those projects. See above detailed workshop description.

March 27: 2–8 pm: Meet 2 pm via ZOOM. Continue of reviewing other pertinent photographers, participants will show their original work assignment and the follow-up assignment. Elinor will share her views on teaching, working with galleries, and clients, rounding into a truly intense and complete workshop experience. See above detailed workshop description.

7–8 pm: open Q and A and closing discussions


The participants need a computer with a camera and an intact internet connection to participate in this online workshop. 

Please send your portfolio/bodies of work you want to present in this workshop at akademie(a) Please complete pre-assignment. On end of the first workshop day, another assignment will be given. (self-portraiture/person close to you related).



Online workshop, digital via online conversation. The exact link to the online conversation will be sent to the participants in advance.

Language: English
Price members: 600 EUR
Price non members: 800 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 8 / max. 12
Registration deadline: February 28, 2022
Duration: Pre-assignment work plus 3 Days

 During this intensive workshop, participants will be guided in the conception and realization of a personal photo project about Intimacy.

We can look inward and into our own lives, our bodies or our intimate experiences, or those of our family and friends. Intimacy can be found everywhere: in the streets, in the bus or train, in a bar or park. We can find intimacy in landscapes and urban-scapes: in how a place feels, in how we feel or think, in any given day, in any given place.
By photographing the people and places with whom they are acquainted, or strangers, artists are able to communicate a profound level of understanding through their images.

This workshop will encourage students to find intimacy, to use this intimacy they find in order to investigate, comment on, and reveal the spaces and people their lives brings them to.

This workshop enables students to enhance their vision and style while delving deeper into the emotions and nuances of their lives and what is around them, their surroundings, the people and places they choose to go to and observe, any experience that they encounter.
The workshop’s main objective is to provide students with a technical and conceptual fluency that they may apply within their own practice.

Students’ portfolios will be discussed and each student will receive personalized feedback and exercises for improvement.
The work of photographers such as Nan Goldin, Larry Sultan, LaToya Ruby Frazier and others will be discussed, deconstructing a variety of examples to further the student’s own work.

Pre-assignment; "Love Story"

For the pre-assignment, please create a series of 8 to 10 images, whose title is: Love Story (or any other title you see fit). You can interpret this in any way you wish; perhaps create a series of self-portraits, focus on one person, a couple or a family, an event or a place that holds some significance for you. Your story may be portrayed through any genre that feels right (portraiture, landscape or still life… your conceptual approach is up to you). You might even create a series addressing the ‘lack-of-love story’ ‘recovering from a love story’ ‘remembering a love story’. The images in your story can be staged/performed or found. The love you describe is up to you; romantic love, familial love, parental love, platonic love, obsessive love, unrequited love. It can be anything as long as it involves love and photography!

This work can be shown in digital form.

Elinor Carucci is internationally recognized for intimate self-portraiture and photographs of her family and objects in home settings, capturing sensuality and tensions of everyday life. Born in Jerusalem in 1971, she has lived, worked and taught in New York City since the late 1990s when her seminal book Closer was published. Carucci went on to create other unique books such as Diary of A Dancer, MOTHER, and most recently MIDLIFE. Her work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide and appeared in publications internationally such as The Guardian, The New Yorker, and W magazine. Her photographs are found in collections such as the Jewish Museum and the MoMA, in New York City, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

The photographic artist has been awarded the International Center of Photography Infinity Award (2001), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2002) and the New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship (2010). She is highly regarded as a teacher of photography and is currently instructing at the graduate program of photography at School of Visual Arts in NYC. She is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery.

The Fotografie Forum Frankfurt has exhibited one-person shows from her series Closer (1999) and Diary of a Dancer (2005). Recently her work was seen in Family Affairs: Familie in der aktuellen Fotografie at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg.

Elinor Carucci (WEBSITE) 

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    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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