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People and the public space. Playing with reality. Workshop by Martine Stig

As a part of Dutch Photography Experience project / autumn 2012

FotoDepartament presents

the workshop by Dutch photographer

Martine Stig

People and the public space. Playing with reality

12 – 16 October 2012/ 5 days

Participation fee: 6000 rub / 150 Euro

Still from Play (2010, HDV 10”) Martine Stig, courtesy Motive Gallery, Brussels


Obviously, photography and film have a strong relationship with reality. Documentary photography and film traditionally try to capture it like it is. Street photography has been a genre since the camera became portable; it tries to document reality in a personal way. Is it possible to capture reality?

And when you stage something in front of your camera, is it real? Can reality look staged and can you stage reality? Does television and film influence the way you look at reality? In this workshop I would like to take a closer look at this ‘reality’.

We take the visual reality as a starting point to create work and discuss it. Truth or true to reality is not the approach, we are going to find out how we can use or play with ‘reality’. Reality as basis material as paint or paper.

I would like to focus on the public space and the people in it. The anonymity of the city gives you space and content to tell your own subjective story, to do your own experiment, to play your own game.

Any medium is permitted!

The workshop consists of group and individual meetings.

Martine Stig /

The workshop lasts for five days, approximately from 11.00 till 19.00 including the lunch time and coffee breaks.

Language of the workshop: English with Russian translation.

To submit your registration form for the workshop, please, complete it here:

We will contact you as soon as we recieve your submission.

The deadline for the submission is the 5th of October, 2012.

Feel free to ask us any questions about the workshop and other events of the program.

tel.: +7-901-301-7994