Rudi Meisel is a visual border crosser—one of the few photojournalists to have documented life extensively in both East and West Germany. In this workshop he will take participants on a photo walk from East to West. How does an experienced photographer like Rudi Meisel work? What do you have to consider when doing street photography? Where does the staging of scenes begin, and where does the subject’s authenticity end? And how do you put together a complete photographic essay?
During the workshop each participant will be able to capture their personal impressions of the happenings on the street and its surroundings with the camera, and create his or her own photographic essay.
Rudi Meisel, born in 1949 in Wilhelmshaven and raised in Osnabrück, studied photography in the class of Otto Steinert at the Folkwangschule Essen and in 1975 founded the group collective of photographers VISUM , together with André Gelpke and Gerd Ludwig. From 1971 onwards he worked as a freelance reportage photographer for magazines including Spiegel, ZEIT, stern, Time, Newsweek, Merian, GEO and ZEITmagazin. His reportages have been presented in publications and exhibitions, for example at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, at the Triennale der Photography in Hamburg, in the gallery argus fotokunst in Berlin, in Goethe Institutes worldwide and at C/O Berlin. Rudi Meisel lives and works in Berlin.
The workshop will be held in German.
Admission 180 Euros
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