“I try to escape the traps of reality all the while preserving a link to the real.”
With photography, I depict poetic representations of my inner agonies.”
An intensive 3 day online workshop
with photographers Michael Ackerman and Ilias Georgiadis
to finding your unique voice, visual language
and expression through photography.
The American photographer Michael Ackerman together with the Greek photographer Ilias Georgiadis
will hold an intensive, 3 day online workshop, from the 4th to the 6th of December 2020 entitled
A workshop dedicated to highlight the unique morphology of our visual language and expression through photography whilst focusing on guiding participants to:”A photography not related to some style, nor limited to any category, but a photography that transcends and works as a revelation of what it means to be alive.”
Michael Ackerman and Ilias Georgiadis will fully introduce themselves and speak about their works and life experiences.
Thereafter each participant will receive a thorough assessment and feedback of their own work and learn how to evolve their approach to their individual photographic practice. Participants will need to bring a project that they are working on and are fully engaged with.
The purpose of this online training experience is to fully explore a subject matter that truly touches the individual participant, and to investigate it thoroughly. To break through the limits we impose on ourselves and realize possibilities we may be blind to. Questions will be asked about the work, its approach, its realization, editing and ultimately it's meaning.
All photographers or artists using the photographic medium can register.
Workshop title: “Interiors”.
Workshop Implementation: Online.
Workshop Instructors: Michael Ackerman & Ilias Georgiadis.
Languages: English and Greek.
Dates: 4-6 December, 2020.
Specific timetables and instructions will be sent privately after registrations are closed.
Price: 160 euros.
Registration deadline: 30 November, 2020.
Registrations are made by submitting THIS APPLICATION FORM(click).
For general inquires you can write to Iraklis Dimitriadis (our workshop secretariat): email@example.com.
American. Born in 1967 in Tel Aviv. Lives in Warsaw.
Since his first exhibition, in 1999, Michael Ackerman has made his mark by bringing a new, radical and unique approach. His work on Varanasi, entitled "End Time City," breaks away from all sorts of exoticism or any anecdotal attempt at description, to question time and death with a freedom granted by a distance from the panoramic – whose usage he renewed – to squares or rectangles.
In black and white, with permanent risk that led him to explore impossible lighting, he allowed the grainy images to create enigmatic and pregnant visions. Michael Ackerman seeks – and finds – in the world he traverses, reflections of his personal malaise, doubts and anguish. He received the Nadar Award for his book "End Time City" in 1999, and the Infinity Award for Young Photographer by the International Center of Photography in 1998.
In 2009, he won the SCAM Roger Pic Award for his series "Departure, Poland".
His last book "Half Life" has been published in 2010 by Robert Delpire.
In 2014, he collaborated with Vincent Courtois, cellist, and Christian Caujolle, behind the project, in a show called “L'intuition” which proposes a dialogue between photography and music creation. This show was presented, in particular, as part of the festival Banlieues Bleues and for the Rencontres d'Arles 2014.
Born in northern Greece, Ilias started experimenting with the photographic medium at the age of 19.
After extensive travels in 2011, he stops his university studies and starts making pictures in an obsessive way.
Ηis main interest focuses on the basis of the current social and interpersonal issues about human nature. An approach based on Europe which started in 2012 in Greece and continues until now.
Ilias’s debut series of work named "Over.State" has been shown in various international festivals, solo and group shows across the world and has been featured in on-line and printed publications.
"Over.State" -a story of a young and lost person trying to feel free and find love- is a personal adventure and the first attempt to depict a poetic representation of the author's own existential agony while exploring the emotional variations of the human condition. An effort to understand how we express freedom, intimacy and closeness; how we seek true connection with the inner self and the other.
"Vialattea"(Ilias's latest body of work) captured the process of taking a deep breath after coping with the drama of the human condition. A natural process of moving forward while morphing the author's gaze into a galaxy of flashbacks and memories of light, either sometimes intelligible or even barely mentioned. A cinematographic variation of photography fast and melancholic as fragments of a life rethought from the window of a moving train.
In 2019, "Over.State"(2011-2019) published as a monograph by Blow Up Press(PL).
In 2020, "Vialattea"(2017-2020) published as a monograph by Origini Edizioni(IT).