Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou


24-28 April 2023
Berlin, Germany

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Far removed from the diktat of perfection, the workshop will put the spotlight on the concept of research with everything that this entails in terms of opening, sketching, discovering. George Georgiou and Vanessa Winship will lead you to focus your attention on your creative process.

We will begin by identifying each participant’s expectations through analysis of your previous series and your main sources of inspiration. Then, practical exercises that will be both entertaining and stimulating will steer your first steps into the territory. The aim will be to free yourself from the pressure of having to “take great pictures” in order to search more freely for your own rapport with the location, the landscape and its people. You will then be invited to continue your photographic peregrinations and to record day by day your encounters, your perceptions and your thoughts.

To achieve this, you may use all means of expression at your disposal: the various photographic genres of course — landscape, portrait, still life— but also sketches, note-taking, objects or documents collected, etc.

We will then construct these various traces and footprints through methodical selection and logical ordering.

Considering photography as its own language, we will discover how putting several images in sequence allows you to reveal a unique phrasing for each project.

The final outcome of the workshop will be to produce diaries or artists’ books, forms that allow participants to present their personal journey through their various editorial, narrative and esthetic choices. You will then be provided with a venue to present your book-objects in a suitable scenography, and to mediate them to a local audience.

The ultimate goal of the workshop is to help people connect with the artists we admired. In our experience, places are as important as people. We hope each workshop can be remembered as a wonderful inspiration for the participants.



Vanessa Winship is a British photographer who works on long term projects of portrait, landscape, reportage and documentary photography. These personal projects have predominantly been in Eastern Europe but also the USA. Winship’s books include Schwarzes Meer (2007), Sweet Nothings (2008) and She Dances on Jackson (2013). Her first retrospective exhibition was at Fundación Mapfre gallery in Madrid in 2014. Her first major UK solo exhibition is at Barbican Art Gallery, London, in 2018. Her work has also been exhibited twice in the National Portrait Gallery in London and prominently at Rencontres d’Arles in France. Winship has won two World Press Photo Awards, ‘Photographer of the Year’ at the Sony World Photography Awards, the HCB Award (the first woman to do so) and in 2018 an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. She is a member of Agence Vu photography agency.

British photographer George Georgiou was born in London. George’s work is mainly focused on the complexities of the individual in relation to community and the urban public space. He has produced 3 monographs, “Fault Line/Turkey/East/West” 2010, “Last Stop” 2015  and “Americans Parade” – shortlisted for Aperture/Paris Photo best photo book 2019. His work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums internationally including Fault lines in the prestigious “New Photography 2011″ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Americans Parade was exhibited at the ICP, NY. Several institutions and private collectors, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Elton John collection, have collected Georgiou’s work. Awards include The British Journal of Photography project prize 2010, two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, Pictures of the Year International first prize for Istanbul Bombs in 2004.

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