Saturday/Sunday, November 05/06, 2022,

2–6 pm

New visions on documentary, research, text and photo, varied media approach, photo books and installation

Online masterclass schedule

November 05/06 2022:

Meeting at 2 pm (CET) via Zoom. Laia Abril presents her work and discusses alternative methods to enhance your message. Image and project discussion.


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


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

Language: English
Price members: 400 EUR
Price non members: 500 EUR
Number of participants: min. 4 / max. 6 persons
Registration deadline: October 21, 2022
Duration: 2 times 4 hours

Catalan artist Laia Abril, who’s research-based work revolves around conceptualization and interpretation of facts, will teach participants the best strategies to use in order to enhance the investigation and construction of a photographic narrative. Examples of her work methodology both in books and installations, will act as examples for participants to think laterally about their own projects. This masterclass will also look at a combination of different artist using mediums other than photography, such as design, text, film, or illustration to transform an idea into a wider artistic project as well as providing further bibliography.

Laia Abril (*1986) is a research-based artist working with photography, text, video and sound. After graduating in Journalism in Barcelona and studying photography in New York, she joined FABRICA in 2009 – the creative residency of the Benetton Group in Italy, where she worked for five years as an editor and staff photographer at Colors Magazine.

Her work has been exhibited in more than 15 countries and is part of private and public collections such as the Centre Pompidou and FRAC (Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain) in France, the Photo Elysée and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland or Foto Colectania and MNAC in Barcelona. Her projects have been supported by the Magnum Foundation (New York, 2019), the Visionary Award (London, 2018), or FotoPres (Barcelona, 2016) and her career has been recognized with the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro (Arles 2016), The Hood Medal (London, 2019) and the FOAM Paul Huf Award (Amsterdam, 2020), among others. Abril is author of several books like The Epilogue (2014, Dewi Lewis) or Lobismuller (2016, Editorial RM). In 2018 she published A History of Misogyny, Chapter one: On Abortion; the same-titled project was nominated for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, the book was winner of the Aperture-Paris Photo Best Book Award. The follow-up book, Chapter two: On Rape (Dewi Lewis) will be published soon.

Abril is represented by the Parisian gallery Les Filles du Calvaire, and is currently developing her next installation, On Mass Hysteria (Le Bal, Paris & Photo Elysée 2023).

Laia Abril (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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    Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at or telephone at +49 (0) 69 291726 if you have any questions regarding workshop schedule, registration or payment.

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