Saturday, June 08/09, 2019, 10 am–6 pm

Workshop theme
The portrait, image-defining elements (i.e. space, clothing, light, interior decor), portfolio review

Workshop schedule
08 June: Meeting at 10 am. Hanne van der Woude will start with an introduction to the topic and present different methods of portrait photography for discussion. The group will jointly experiment with different effects. After reviewing the individual portfolios of the participants, Hanne van der Woude will give the participants individual exercises. After this the participants have the time to photograph. The memory cards or film (only C41 process) will be collected for overnight-printing. 

09 June: We begin with a closer look at the participants’ work from the previous day or portfolios. Hanne van der Woude will also present her portraits. Under her instruction the group will discuss and further develop the methods of the participants. 

The participants are asked to bring their portfolios to the first session (10–30 images) in print, and their cameras and laptops. Please note that overnight processing can only be made from memory cards, or 35mm C41 processing.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32

60311 Frankfurt am Main

Language: English
Price members: 250 EUR
Price non members: 350 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 8 / max. 12
Registration deadline: May 29, 2019
Duration: 2 Tage

In the workshop “A Portrait Story”, Hanne van der Woude will re-act first hand with the participants through her work and discuss the philosophy behind her projects. In doing so she will coach the photographers on how to make small (portrait) stories on location. Often Hanne van der Woude meets her subjects on the street, such as when she met Ben, whose life she followed with her camera for years resulting in the project Emmy’s World

How does one approach the subject and the surroundings where the people live?

Observing behavior is an important part of her process. The focus in this workshop will be on learning how to develop an awareness of environments, as well as aesthetic consciousness. Tips about flash photography on location are also part of the workshop.

Hanne van der Woude (*1982) studied at ArtEZ, the School of Arts in Arnhem (NL), where she lives and works today as a photographer. After her studies, she devoted several years to independent projects, for example, MC1R – Natural Red Hair (2005–2008) and Emmy’s World (2009–2015). 
She has had solo exhibitions at The Hague Museum of Photography, (2008), Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam (2015) and at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (2016). Her work has also been exhibited at Musée de l'Élysée in Lausanne (2008), Rencontres International de la Photographie en Gaspésie in Gaspésie (2016) and Kyotographie, International Photography Festival in Kyoto (2017) and the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (2018).

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