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Berlin Street Photography Week

PhotoWerk Berlin is Organizing a Week Dedicated to Street Photography from June 19th to June 26th

June 22nd, 2016

Photo Werk Berlin, founded by the German photographer Norbert Wiesneth, is an institution based in Berlin, which looks to share unique knowledge and inspiration about historic and contemporary photography. From the 19th to the 26th of June, the institution will organize various workshops dedicated to street photography in Berlin.

Street photography occupies a very important place in the artistic photography world and features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public spaces. The expression of the street photographer may be best described by the American writer and filmmaker Susan Sontag with the following words : ‘’The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world picturesque’’.

To celebrate and teach this form of art, Photo Werk Berlin is offering a 3-day workshop for beginners and photographers who want to deepen the subject. The event will be hosted by the Berliner photographer, Fabian Zapatka, whose approach can be described as highlighting important issues in small, everyday life stories. Zapatka is very interested in the sociological changes in Germany and is eager to transmit his knowledge to young photographers.

The first day of the workshop will consist of an introduction to street photography conducted by Fabian Zapatka. During the second day, photographers taking part in the workshop will get a chance to apply what they learned while photographing the streets of Berlin during the ‘’Fête de la Musique’’ on the 21st of June. This will be followed by an evaluation of their work in Kunstquartier Bethany the following day.

During these three days, Fabian Zapatka will follow the participating photographers and share his knowledge and his vision on street photography.


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Pierre Even, Berlin Global