MANIPULATION IN DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
The purpose of this workshop is to understand the role of manipulation in photojournalism and documentary photography. The central question is whether there is a place for manipulation and staging in photography genres that claim to depict an objective truth. What forms of documentary photography open the doors to different approaches of representing realities and understanding truths? Max Pinckers will lead a group discussion around the issue of manipulation in reference to various contemporary debates, case studies and examples from his own practice. This will be followed by a playful exercise in which participants will be invited to make photographs based on the discussions.
By attending this workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of manipulating visual media, and the responsibility that comes with representing reality through photography. You will learn to distinguish between manipulation that supports storytelling and manipulation that intentionally deceives viewers.
This workshop is part of Photo Atelier's offering. The organization was founded in 2023 with a basic idea: providing straightforward, high-quality, experience-based photography courses accessible to all, led and designed by esteemed practitioners professionals from the contemporary artistic field of photography.