Spider: Style in Photography
Artist Workshop: Cemil Batur Gökçeer

Pera Adult
18+

  • January 10, 2020 / 19:30

We all collect dozens of photos from the venues, cities and countries that we visit, in digital format. How about making a selection of these photos that harbor our memories, and reinterpreting and editing them to form a nonverbal story?

We begin the workshop with an interpretation-oriented tour of the exhibition, highlighting the relations between the 10 photographers and their production venues, and the way they handle their subjects. The participants will interpret the photos together with the workshop director, photographer Cemil Batur Gökçeer, focusing on the artists' styles. We intend to familiarize ourselves with their use of various elements of photographic language, and the methods revealed through their works on display.

During the workshop, we will examine participants' selections of their own photographs of travel and discovery, and being in a different location -the essence of the current exhibition at Pera Museum. Through these debates on style, the participants will look at their photos under a new light and work on formulating an expressive language that they feel comfortable with. We believe that the participants may be guarding previously overlooked clues and secrets about their photos, and about their relation with the time and place that these photos belong to. By allowing participants to reflect upon different modes of expression, this workshop will constitute an exercise to help them uncover their unique style.

loading ... Loading...
loading ... Loading...
loading ... Loading...
Loading ...

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

Following the opening of his studio, “El Chark Societe Photographic,” on Beyoğlu’s Postacılar Caddesi in 1857, the Levantine-descent Pascal Sébah moves to yet another studio next to the Russian Embassy in 1860 with a Frenchman named A. Laroche, who, apart from having worked in Paris previously, is also quite familiar with photographic techniques.

Midnight Stories: COGITO <br> Tevfik Uyar

Midnight Stories: COGITO
Tevfik Uyar

He had imagined the court room as a big place. It wasn’t. It was about the size of his living room, with an elevation at one end, with a dais on it. The judges and the attorneys sat there. Below it was an old wooden rail, worn out in some places. That was his place. There was another seat for his lawyer. At the back, about 20 or 30 chairs were stowed out for the non-existent crowd.