Liz Hingley: Weekend Workshop and Personal Portrait

2 February 2013, 10:30 to 3 February 2013, 16:30

We are very pleased to offer a unique opportunity: a weekend workshop with leading photographer Liz Hingley, including a portrait of you - or someone you nominate - by Liz, as part of her series in progress, Spiritual Object Portraits. Numbers are strictly limited to eight participants.

Liz Hingley is one of the most celebrated photographers of her generation; her sympathetic approach, curiosity, and insightful visual storytelling has won her numerous prizes and accolades over the last five years.

For more about Liz please see this BJP article.

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Timetable:

The weekend, taking place in partnership with Slaughterhouse Studios, will run as follows:

Saturday morning, 10:00 to 13:00: a presentation by Liz exploring her work and her approach, with advice on making successful documentary and storytelling projects. Liz will discuss her innovative ways of funding personal projects and different methods of exhibiting and presenting work.

Saturday afternoon, 14:00 to 17:30: Liz will look in detail at participants' projects and offer individual critique and guidance, in a group setting.

Saturday evening: optional meal with Liz and the group.

Sunday: Liz invites you (or someone else you nominate) to participate in her international project Spiritual Object Portraits by being photographed with an object that is felt to have personal spiritual meaning, however you interpret 'spiritual'. Following the portrait session and exchange with Liz she asks you to write a caption explaining the spiritual meaning of  the object which is added to your portrait. So far Liz has made portraits in Paris, London, Austin Texas and Glasgow. Each portrait takes approx 30 minutes and we will send you a time slot in advance. All participants will receive a 10x8 inch print of their portrait (unsigned), with the option to buy a discounted signed print or prints. See an example below.

Sunday: Linda Woodhead will be present to talk to participants about their object and it’s meaning. Linda is professor of sociology of religion at Lancaster University and director of the Religion and SocietyResearch Programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and theEconomic and Social Research Council.

Sunday: informal studio Q&A with Ian Simpson, Director of Slaughterhouse Studios. Before and after your portrait, Ian will be available to give advice and support on any aspect of studio photography.

Sunday sessions run from 10:30 to approx 16:00, but you are free to leave after your portrait.

FAQs:

Who is this workshop aimed at?
The workshop will be particularly beneficial for photographers who are considering, or have started, working on their own projects, whether documentary, editorial or fine art.

What work should I bring to discuss on Saturday afternoon?
Please bring photographic work in the form of a project or series of images around one (or two) themes. Maximum 15 images. They may be as prints, or Jpeg format on a USB memory stick.

What if I don't want my own portrait made?
You can nominate anyone else to have the portrait in your place. You don't need to do this immediately; nearer the time we will contact you for the details.

What are meal, travel and parking arrangements?
You can bring packed lunch on both days, or the studio is 5 minutes walk from a shopping centre including Sainsbury's. There is an optional evening meal on Saturday, not included in the price. There is ample parking on site; and the studio is 15 minutes walk from Salford Central railway station. See http://ssltd54.wordpress.com/contact/where-to-find-us/

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Liz Hingley:

Liz was born in Birmingham and graduated from Brighton University, UK with a first class BA Honours in Editorial Photography in 2007; she went on to complete a two-year scholarship with FABRICA research and communications department in Italy. In 2011 she completed an MSc in Social Anthropology (with distinction) at University College London (UCL) and is currently artist in residence at the UCL Migration Research Unit. Her work “Under Gods: Stories from Soho Road” was published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in May 2011.

Liz recently received the 2012 Prix Virginia and the 2011 Getty Editorial Grant to complete her work, The Jones family. She was finalised for the Eugene Smith Grant in 2010, selected as one of PDN’s 2011 top 30 emerging photographers and highly commended two years running in the Ian Parry Awards. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Le Petit Poule Noire Gallery in Paris and Ring Cube Gallery in Tokyo. Her images and writing are regularly published in international magazines as well as academic journals.

See: www.lizhingley.com

Slaughterhouse Studios:

[img_assist|nid=9143|title=Slaughterhouse Studios|desc=studio 1|link=none|align=left|width=220|height=146]Slaughterhouse Studios, the North West’s finest boutique photographic studio hire, offers three ideal studios for all kinds of photography, film and events, and create a bespoke service for any studio requirements and budgets. Unrivalled across the region for its versatility, Slaughterhouse Studios offers an extensive range of imaging services under one roof.

Directors Ian Simpson and Sid Simon have over 30 years’ combined expertise in professional imaging and are always on hand for practical assistance. Whether sourcing equipment or props, advising on lighting techniques or just lending a hand loading gear, Slaughterhouse Studios’ friendly staff are always delighted to help.

See: http://ssltd54.wordpress.com

Tickets:

Advance booking closes on 1 Feb 2013 at 15:00.

Tickets are priced as follows:
£150 standard
£135 student
£120 Redeye members

Prices include VAT @ 20%.

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