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Idea in to Actions "Long Term Project First Steps"


  • FFF Akademy 30-32 Braubachstraße Frankfurt am Main, HE, 60311 Germany (map)

MATHIEU ASSELIN"IDEA INTO ACTIONS. LONG-TERM PROJECT FIRST STEPS" - FFFrankfurt

One of the biggest challenges for photographers wanting to start a long-term project is starting the project. Sometimes the task of planning can feel like a mountain impossible to climb: there are so many question with no clear answers that can keep photographers turning in circles and away from materializing the idea.This two day workshop its specially designed to structure the practical challenges that comes with the documentary practice.

“IDEA INTO ACTIONS. LONG-TERM PROJECT FIRST STEPS”

Saturday/Sunday, May 19/20, 2018, 10am–6pm

Themes Long-term projects, project management, organisation, structure, documentation, portfolio review

Workshop schedule

Day 1: Meet at 10 am. After a short introduction, Asselin will present diverse ideas of photography and how to transfer ideas into actions and start with long-term projects. The participants own projects and ideas will be presented and discussed.

Day 2: Meet at 10 am. The previous day’s work will be discussed and further ideas will be collected.

Equipment The participants should bring portfolios of their long-term projects or other photographs.

Location Fotografie Forum Frankfurt Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt

Language: English

Price members: 250 EUR

Price non members: 350 EUR

Number of participants: Min. 8 | max. 12 persons

Registration deadline: April 19, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for photographers wanting to start a long-term project is starting the project. Sometimes the task of planning can feel like a mountain impossible to climb: there are so many questions with no clear answers that can keep photographers turning in circles and away from materializing the idea.

This two day workshop it's specially designed to structure the practical challenges that come with the documentary practice. It aims to give the participants the tools needed to structure and organize a project and most importantly, to give the idea, the kick-start it needs to move forward.


The workshop is aimed at photographers who already have an idea of a long-term project or in the process of making one.

• Students will discuss their project and the challenges raised by it.

• Opening doors: which ones and how. There are many ways to access what we need, choosing the right doors is key.

• Organization, structure and finding the way that fits you best.

• Targeted Q&A

Mathieu Asselin began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but honed his documentary photography style in the United States. His work has been featured in Foam, Liberation, Paris Match, Huck Magazine, The New Yorker Photo Booth, and GEO Freitag, among others. His work has been exhibited at Les Rencontre d’Arles in France, as well as in other major cities such as New York City, Miami, Washington, DC, and Caracas. In 2014, he was selected for Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur and as an Artist in Residence with Imagine Science Films. He currently lives and works in New York City and Arles, France. Mathieu Asselin holds a Master’s degree from ENSP – École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in France. His book MonsantoChoccolocco Creek, West Aniston, Alabama, 2012, aus dem Projekt »Monsanto®: A Photographic Investigation«, © Mathieu Asselin: A Photographic Investigation won the First Photo Book Award at Paris Photo in 2017. He is a finalist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2018. Mathieu Asselin is an exhibiting artist of RAY 2018.

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