Peter Bialobrzeski: Teach & Work Photography Workshop

29 January to 28 February 2008

The Idea:

German photographer and lecturer (Hfk Bremen) Peter Bialobrzeski will be travelling around Southeast Asia from October 2007 to March 2008. He will be spending at least 4 weeks in each participating city, working and conducting workshops.

The cities to be visited are: Hanoi/Vietnam; Jakarta/Indonesia; Bangkok/Thailand; Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia; Manila/Philippines; Singapore

The Project:

  • Peter Bialobrzeski (Kunsthochschule Bremen; World Press Photo Award 2005) will live and work for a month in 6 different cities in Southeast Asia. Peter Bialobrzeski will be visiting local partner institutes, design schools and galleries, presenting his own work and discussing his artistic approach to the theme of urbanity. During the residencies, he will be working on a project called “Urban Nature“, that is, the relationship between the green landscape and the modern infrastructures that dominate Asian megacities.
  • In workshops to be held in each city, Bialobrzeski will be supervising a group of 10 young photographers. The theme of the workshops will be urbanity. The goal of these workshops is to engage in a critical discussion of the work of the participants, to strengthen one’s conceptual thinking and to develop/put together an exhibit. Workshop participants are ideally photographers (students and/or professionals) whose works highlight the city and urbanity.
  • The best works produced during the 6 workshops will be included in a photo exhibition that will travel around the region. A maximum of 124 photographs will be included in the exhibit: 2 photographs per workshop participant per city, plus 2 photographs by Peter Bialobrzeski per city.
  • At the end of the project, a book with Bialobrzeski’s photographs taken during the six residencies may also be published. HatjeCantz Verlag, a publishing house that Bialobrzeski has worked with in the past, has expressed interest in producing the said publication. A paperback edition of the same book shall also include the works produced during the workshops.
The following have been selected to participate in the workshops to be conducted by Peter Bialobrzeski:
  • Stanley Cabigas
  • Gigi Cruz
  • Tammy David
  • Kidlat de Guia
  • Che Katigbak
  • At Maculangan
  • Paolo Picones
  • Cathy Quiogue
  • Cris Sevilla
  • Dennis Rito

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