Simon Roberts taking workshop at Alt. +1000
26 August 2013
"During the week of August 26th, both professional and amateur photographers are invited to share and explore their visions of photography in the beautiful landscape of the Swiss Alps.
About Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographer based in the UK. He originally studied a BA Hons Degree in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield (1996), a subject which has informed much of his subsequent photographic practice. After gaining a diploma in Photography from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (1997) and a period working as a magazine photographer, Roberts has spent the past decade dedicated to long-term self-generated projects. Often employing expansive landscape photographs, his approach is one of creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which communicate on important social, economic and political issues.
About the workshop
The Alt. +1000 workshop takes place in the charming village of Rossinière. The workshop is an intense experience lasting five days. It welcomes a maximum of 10 participants, ensuring personal attention for each person.
We are looking for a diverse range of professional or amateur participants who are interested in traditional or experimental landscape photography. Taking into account individual level and needs, Simon Roberts will encourage everyone to look, critique and develop their ideas and approaches to image making. The workshop will encourage creativity and benefit from the great experience of a master photographer. During the day, participants will discover and photograph in the Rossinière area. In the evening, everybody will gather for dinner, where they will share their experiences.
One student from a Swiss Photography School will benefit from the support of the Engelberts Foundation for the Arts and Culture, partner of the Alt. +1000 festival.
The workshop will be held from August 26 to 29, 2013. Arrival date in Rossinière: August 25. Departure date: August 30 (after breakfast)."
For further information please see the website link below.