“Arranger noget du selv vil deltage i”, var et godt råd jeg engang fik. Jeg vil gerne på workshop med Pep Bonet – og derfor har jeg inviteret ham til Danmark.”

For rigtig mange år siden, ja jeg tror det var dengang, at Nikon D700 kom frem, var jeg til et foredrag med to NOOR fotografer.

Det var første gang jeg stiftede bekendskab med Pep Bonet, da han snakkede om, at arbejde med NGO’ er og om at begrave sig i en historie.

Jeg var solgt

Det her var længe før, at jeg overhovede var klar over, at dokumentar fotograf var en ting. Ja, jeg fokuserede mest på at få et “god eksponering”.

Men en ting var sikkert; selvom at mange brokkede sig over fordraget, da der ikke var et pip om teknik, så fik Pep med sit foredrag prikket ved noget i mig.

Hvem er Pep Bonet?

Der er nok mange danskere, der ikke kender Pep, men han var sammen med hans gode ven Jan Grarup (ham kender du nok ;)) en af stifterne bag NOOR images. Fer er et billede bureau, der bla. arbejder meget med menneskerettigheder.

Udover at have vundet flere priser, bla. Kodak Young Photographer of the year i 2003 og flere World Press Photo Awards, både som fotograf og film skaber, har Pep brugt meget tid på, at dokumentere ubalancen i verden.

Har han også modtaget prisen W. Eugene Smith Humanistic Grant in Photography for mere jordnære projekter som “amputees’ football league in Sierra Leone.”.

Ja ok, så har han vundet en række priser og lavet en lang række personlige projekter. Jeg vil kraftigt anbefale, at du kigger forbi hans to sider enten https://www.noorimages.com/pep-bonet eller https://pepbonet.com/.

Pep er blandet andet kendt for den langvarige reportage om rock’n’roll-bandet Motöhead som han fulgte i perioden 2008-2015, hvor han dokumenterede de mange timer på vejen.

Motörhead “European Tour”. Glasgow, Scotland. Carling Academy. November 2008.

Et af de projekter jeg selv faldt for, er hans Botswana Hell bangers. Hans interesse for heavy metal, bliver peget imod en sub kultur i Botswana og under et par opholde dernede, der dokumenterede han deres hverdag og deres heavy metal personaer.

Afrika, Botswana, Gaborone, december 2015 Foto af Pep Bonet / NOOR .

Jeg var som et lille barn, da Theis og jeg i 2019 fik tilbudt af Nikon at få lov til at interviewe Pep Bonet omkring de nye Z-kameraer. Vi fik ikke snakket så meget om kameraerne…men døm selv: var jeg i en slikbutik? Ja, det tror jeg nok jeg var 😉

Workshop den 28. – 29. oktober 2020

Jeg har længe ville på en worksop med Pep, men det har været svært for mig bla. grundet arbejde og familie.

Så nu har jeg inviteret Pep til danmark, hvor han vil holde et foredag for Dansk Journalist forbund, sammen med Jan Grarup. Efterfølgende vil han være underviser på en to dags dokumentar workshop/master class, hvor der er for 10 interesserede.

Beskrivelsen efterfølgende er på engelsk, da workshoppen kommer til at foregå på engelsk

The workshop is open to photographers, visual journalists, videographers, and filmmakers as well as those interested in developing a transmedia practice.

During the two-day program, Pep Bonet (ES) will share key insights, experiences, and tools to help workshop participants develop their own long term transmedia projects. The program includes portfolio, editing sessions and discussions covering everything from transmedia project conception, budget development and production, to collaboration and dissemination.

Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the workshop with a body of work they are currently editing, working on and/or thinking about how to share with audiences. The workshop will be an intense, intimate, creative, productive and inspiring experience. Participants will come away from it not only with new knowledge, ideas, tools and motivation, but also with a new network of colleagues – all of which will push their projects and practice further.

The pratical

Location : Greater Copenhagen. Due to Covid-19 the exact location will be based of the number of participants and the current restrictions.

Price: DKK 5280 / EUR 890, both prices are excluding 25% danish Vat.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic experience (two to three years) in documentary photography or photojournalism in a professional or educational setting
  • Fluent English is required (the workshop will be conducted in English)
  • Good technical understanding of your camera equipment

TO APPLY

  • After purchasing the ticket, you will get at the link to an Application Form.
  • Complete the Application Form, including your motivation (200 words maximum), relevant work experience (200 words maximum), relevant education & training experience (200 words maximum) & a description of the project you are currently working on (200 words maximum)
  • The form will also prompt you to submit an image portfolio which must be submitted as a PDF and include the following:
    • No more than 40 images in total including:
      • At least one photo story (minimum 8 images, maximum 20 images)
      • No more than 8 single images (images which are not part of a photo story)
    • All images should be accompanied by a short caption including the date the photo was made
    • For any photo story, please include a title and short introduction
  • There are also fields for applicants to include up to three Vimeo links for video

    The deadline to submit your application is 11:59pm CET, Tuesday, 20 October 2020

    For more information or questions, feel free to contact either: 

    Chloé Zanni – chloe@noorimages.com
    Jakob Kjøller – workshop@jakobkjoller.com

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