The Nordic Photography Experience 2012 project

The Foundation of informational and cultural programs “FotoDepartament” with the support of the fund Nordic Culture Point presents the second season of educational events in St.Petersburg.

Nordic Photography Experience 2012

Theme: Tactics for now!

Web site of the project: www.nphe.ru/en

March – October ` 2012

Nordic Photography Experience is a program of a cultural and educational exchange and cooperation of photographers and photography experts from Nordic countries and Russia.

The aim of the program is to acquaint the general public and the Russian photographic community with contemporary photography of Nordic countries and to adopt experience of the European professionals in the sphere of theory and practice of contemporary photography, organization of exhibitions, festivals and work of the institutions supporting art of photography. The second important purpose of the project is to give curators and photographers an opportunity to learn a lot of Russian contemporary photography.

The main topic of discussion and workshops is Tactics for now! All invited experts are going to speak about actual role of contemporary photography from different points of view. We have asked them to cover a range of concepts and tendencies in photography and in the modern art, and to put questions for discussions and reflections about the future of photography in the period of changes occurring in media, society and art.

Nordic Photography Experience takes place in St.Petersburg for the second time. In 2011 the program lasted from January to July. 11 curators and photographers from Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark took part in lectures and seminars; also they held workshops, portfolio-reviews and lectures. The great result of the year became the huge exhibition of the Russian contemporary photography “Territory of Desire” on the photo festival Backlight 2011 in Tampere, Finland in which 22 Russian photographers have taken part.

In 2012 the program extends and includes 3 seasons – March, June and October, and consists of workshops of photographers, lectures of curators and discussions.

 Inka Lindergård & Niclas Holmström

Photographers:
Morten Andersen (Norway)
Nicolai Howalt (Denmark)
Inka Lindergård & Niclas Holmström (Sweden)
Trine Søndergaard (Denmark)
Arja Hyytiainen (Finland)
Martina Hoogland Ivanow (Sweden)
Poul Madsen/ Bombey Flying Club (Sweden)

Curators:
Charlotte Praestegaard Schwartz, curator in Museet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark
Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, curator of The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen, photoeditor in the Photo Raw magazine, Finland
Jens Erdman Rasmussen, curator of The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Oscar Poulsen, editor of the Vidvinkel Magazine in Stockholm, Sweden
Kati Kivinen, historian and curator in the Museum of contemporary art KIASMA in Helsinki, Finland; curator of Triennale
Ingrid Nilsson, head of the National Photography Museum Preus Museum in Horten, Norway
Jan-Erik Lundström, curator of Bucharest Biennale, professor in the Academy of Arts Oslo, Norway

The project has two directions:
– An educational program for photographers – holding of workshops of leading photographers from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland in the sphere of documentary and art photos;
– The program of lectures and meetings with curators of exhibitions, museums and art spaces, lecturers of universities – topics of lectures are focused on practicing photographers and cover modern tendencies and critical questions of photography.

The program lasts 9 months and consists of 3 sessions: spring, summer and autumn. In each part there are 4-day practical workshops and 2-day stay of curators during which photographers and curators hold open discussion about modern photography, and portfolio-reviews  with in advance chosen participants. Lectures, discussions, presentations and meetings are free.

All events take place in the heart of ST.Petersburg, in art space TAIGA where the FotoDepartament has already held meetings with professionals from Nordic countries in 2011.

Participation
Workshops. Participants of practical seminars, to 15 persons in one group, will be selected from among other candidates. The list is formed with a glance of motivation of photographers and their portfolios. Cost of participation in 4 day seminar – € 150. Photographers from Russia, the CIS and Baltic countries can take part in seminars. Working languages – Russian and English.

Lectures. Participation in lectures and discussions is free and open for everyone, but we ask to register beforehand on www.nphe.ru

Portfolio-review.  One curator can look through only 15 selected photographers during portfolio-review. To register and take part in portfolio-review it is necessary to grant an application through web site and send the link on 1-2 photo projects on a personal site or an online portfolio (flickr, photoshelter, viewbook). Only projects in the sphere of art- and documentary photography which have potential to be presented on a personal exhibition or to be published (the book, zin) are approved. Individual photos, journal, studio, commercial works aren’t accepted. Registration is on web site of the project through Portfolio-review section.
Cost: € 15  / session 15 minutes

Schedule of the event in 2012

March
Lecture and discussion
: Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, The Photos First! Immediacy in photography
Date: 24 March 2012, 17:00
Place: TAIGA space, Palace emb.,20
Cost: free
Preregistration: http://nphe.ru/2012/02/22/lektsiya-annyi-kaysyi-rastenberger/

Lecture and discussion: Jens Erdman Rasmussen
Date: 24 March 2012, 19:00
Place: TAIGA space, Palace emb.,20
Cost: free

Portfolio-review: Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Jens Erdman Rasmussen
Date: 25 March 2012, 11:00
Place: FotoDepartament, Nevsky pr.,32
Cost:  € 15 / 15-min. session
Preregistration:
Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger: http://nphe.ru/2012/03/02/pokaz-fotografiy-kuratoru/
Jens Erdman Rasmussen: http://nphe.ru/2012/03/02/pokaz-fotografiy-kuratoru-yens-erdman-rasmussen/

June-July

Seminar: Nicolai Howalt / Denmark;
PLACES
Date:  24-27 June 2012
Place: Nevsky pr., 32
Cost: € 150
Information and application: 
http://nphe.ru/en/2012/05/14/places

WORKSHOP: Morten Andersen / Norway
PROJECTS AND SELF-PUBLISH BOOKS
Date:28 June- 1 July 2012
Place: Nevsky pr.,32
Cost: € 150
Information and application:  http://nphe.ru/en/2012/05/14/projects-and-self-publish-books/

WORKSHOP: Inka Lindergård & Niclas Holmström / Sweden

TRAILS AND ERRORS
Date: 24- 27 June 2012
Place: Nevsky pr., 32
Cost: € 150
Information and application: http://nphe.ru/en/2012/03/17/trails-and-errors

Lecture and discussion: Tactics for Now!
Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen, photoeditor in the Photo Raw magazine, Finland
Oscar Poulsen, editor of the Vidvinkel Magazine in Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 23 June 2012

Charlotte Praestegaard Schwartz, curator in Museet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark
Date: 30 June 2012

Place: TAIGA space, Palace emb., 20
Cost: free

Portfolio-review: Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen, Oscar Poulsen
Date: 24 June 2012, 11:00

Portfolio-review: Charlotte Schwartz
Date: 1 July 2012, 11:00

 

Place: Nevsky pr.,32
Cost: €  15 / 15-min session

 

September- October
Workshop: Arja Hyytiainen/ Finland
Experience through photography
Date: 30 September- 3 October 2012
Place: Nevsky pr., 32
Cost: € 200

Workshop:  Trine Søndergaard/ Denmark
Date: 4-7 October 2012
Place: Nevsky pr.,32
Cost: € 150

Workshop: Martina Hoogland Ivanow/ Sweden
Date: 31 September – 3 October
Place: Nevsky pr., 32
Cost: € 150

Lecture and discussion: Tactics for now!
Kati Kivinen, historian and curator in the Museum of contemporary art KIASMA in Helsinki, Finland; curator of Triennale
Ingrid Nilsson, head of the National Photography Museum Preus Museum in Horten, Norway
Jan-Erik Lundström, curator of Bucharest Biennale, professor in the Academy of Arts Oslo, Norway
Date: 6 October 2012
Place: TAIGA space, Palace emb.,20
Cost: free

Workshops are welcome for photographers, students and young professionals from Russia, CIS and Baltic countries. There is no limits in backgrounds, practical interests in photography and ages.

Media partners:

The Village / Look At Me / Be-in.ru / Photographer.ru / Bright World

 

Spaces for lectures and seminars:

TAIGA space, Dvortsovaya emb., 20 / http://space-taiga.org

FotoDepartament Gallery / 32. Nevsky prospect

 

The project is supported by the fund Nordic Culture Point

 

Coordinator of the Project:
The Fund of informational and cultural programs “FotoDepartament”
Nevsky pr.,32/ 2 floor
tel.: +7-901-301-7994 / (812) 314-5925
info@fotodepartament.ru
www.fotodepartament.ru

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