May 18/19, 2019, 10 am–6 pm


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

Workshop schedule

18 May:
Meeting at 10 am. Göran Gnaudschun 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, Göran Gnaudschun will give the participants individual exercises. After this the participants have the time to photograph. The memory cards will be collected for overnight-printing. 

19 May: Begin with a closer look at the participants’ work and then a presentation of the portraits of Göran Gnaudschun. Under his instruction we will discuss and further develop the approaches of the participants.


The participants are asked to bring their portfolios to the first session (10–30 images) in print and their photography equipment.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32 

60311 Frankfurt am Main

Language: German
Price members: 250 EUR
Price non members: 350 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 8 | max. 12 persons
Registration deadline: April 23, 2019
Duration: 2 days

Portraits show people and people then see people – as if it were that simple.

When we review pictures of people, we see a perception, which the photographer has developed – an imagination, and nevertheless, the viewer, from outside can have the the feeling of being able to look deeper into the inside of the one portrayed.

Photography is the clearly visible, a surface which documents reality, behind which nothing physically exists – a place in which the entire world can be disguised.

I would like to familiarize the workshop participants with the fundamentals of portraiture, from a technical and artistic point of view.

Likewise, I would like to sensitize the participants for the mental spheres, the relationships and contradictions, which can appear in human image.

Göran Gnaudschun, was born 1971 in Potsdam, where he also currently lives. He studied photographic art and visual arts at the Hochschule für Grafik and Buchkunst, Leipzig with Timm Rautert. 2016/2017 he was given a residency at the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome, Italy.

In 2018 he was awarded the Brandenburgische Kunstpreis. His books Alexanderplatz (2014) and Wüstungen (2017, in cooperation with Anne Heinlein) were received with great acclaim. 

Recent exhibitions include 2018 Triennale RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain; Fotohof, Salzburg; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin and in the Gallery of Villa Massimo, Rome.

Göran Gnaudschun (Website)

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