This workshop is ideal for intermediate to advanced photographers and will be beneficial to anyone looking to push the boundaries of their photography and to embark on purpose-driven documentary projects.

Some of the topics in this master class include:

  • – Finding the idea for the personal project
  • – Choosing the right language for the project
  • – Sustaining long-term documentary projects
  • – Working with people
  • – Editing


Learn more about Maciek Nabrdalik.


From Wednesday, October 2, 2019 until Friday, October 4, 2019


Brussels city. The location will be provided to participants once they register.


Limited to 12

Overview & Considerations

The workshop starts every day at 10 in the morning (10:00) and finishes at around 6 in the afternoon (18:00). There will be coffee breaks and a lunch break each day.

Workshop overview

Day 1

Introduction to the workshop.

Review of participant portfolio.

Inspirational classes

Lecture: History of photography or photographer’s history?

Where to look for inspiration in personal documentary photographic projects?

Presentation of selected materials. Research, formal choices, working with people, and implementation of long-term projects.

Day 2

Lecture: What does long mean?

Methods of implementing long-term projects.

Lecture: Contemporary forms of visual storytelling

The boundaries of photojournalism.

Workshop exercise: Reportage

Explanation of the photographic task

Reportage language – “dictionary” practice

Day 3

Photo editing

Presentation and critic of the photos taken during the workshop

Discussion: What’s next?

Brainstorming around possible implementations of the students’ projects to come

Workshop summary.


Other considerations

The Masterclass consists of indoors and outdoors sessions.

Participants should bring a portfolio of their pictures to the workshop (about 20 images on a USB drive in jpg/jpeg format).

Please consider all this before applying to the workshop.

To bring

  • – A camera to use during the workshop.
  • – A laptop with software to edit/tone your images.
  • – A notebook to take down notes during the workshop (optional).
  • – A portfolio of your pictures. 20 pictures.
  • – Lots of energy and will to learn!


This workshop will be conducted in English


New price: 350 EUR!

Early-bird only at 350 EUR (Until August 29th).

After August 29th: 400 EUR.

Travel & Accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation. Check our Visit Brussels page for more information about the city. Please ensure you have the necessary travel documents & relevant visas in order to attend the event. The BSPF can provide letters of support where necessary.

Conditions & Cancellations

Payments are not refundable. For special cases please contact us.

Participants need to enroll to confirm their spot. First come first serve basis. Pay below to secure your spot on time.

The BSPF is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is canceled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.

The BSPF reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 6 participants. Students will be given either a full refund or offered a place with an alternative photographer. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be given at least 10 days advance notice.


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