The Handmade Camera: 1-Day Workshop
The Handmade Camera is a one-day workshop that explores the fundamentals of photography using pinhole cameras and camera obscuras. We will use custom-cut paper negatives in sizes ranging from just a couple of inches to a couple of feet. This workshop will explore pinhole photography which is one of the earliest and most accessible forms of the medium. Participants will make their own cameras and use paper negatives of varying sizes to capture an image. A number of metering approaches will be reviewed from mathematical formulas to smartphone applications. We will also consider both traditional forms of the pinhole camera as well as alternative approaches (i.e. experimentation with shape, size, and number of holes). In addition, a room-sized camera obscura will be made available to participants as a way of considering the basic mechanics of pinhole.
Greg Marinovich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, filmmaker and co-author of The Bang Bang Club, a nonfiction book on South Africa’s transition to democracy that has been translated into six languages and made into a feature film. He spent 25 years covering conflict around the globe, with his writing and photographs appearing in magazines and newspapers worldwide. His images are in the permanent collection of MoMA San Francisco and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as well as various private collections around the world. His 2012 award-winning investigation into the Marikana massacre of miners by police was called the most important South African journalism post Apartheid, the book was published January 2016. Marinovich was Editor-In-Chief of the Twenty Ten project, tutoring and managing over 100 African journalists’ work in all forms of media. He gives lectures and workshops on human rights, justice photography and storytelling. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013/14 and currently teaches visual journalism and film-making at Boston University’s Journalism.
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