Single to Story

Level: Open To All

Do you have a story to tell but are not sure how to do it? Are there photograph(s) you have made that suggest the start of an important and interesting photo project, but you are not sure how quiet to design and execute it? Is there an idea that you know has potential, but need support and guidance in transforming it into a full project plan and photo project design?


This workshop, through a series of intense collaborative work sessions, is designed for photographers looking to move their work, their stories, and their imaginations to the next level.

 

Starting from a single image, or a set of images, that the photographer has made, we spend two days discussing, debating, designing and developing a complete photo project framework and execution plan. We move from single images towards complete project development and execution.

 

This is an intense two day session where students get to discuss narrative potential, explore different facets and angles possible for the project, identify research requirements, test shoot concept images, lay out a social media and project work plan, create wireframes for project websites/digital platforms, work through initial social media concepts, develop an execution framework, and develop a full project execution plan.


Centred around collaborative work sessions, this a rare opportunity for a young photographer to push his/her thinking, and his/her photography.

 

TYPE 

Two day workshop 

These sessions will be jam-packed with useful information that will be of benefit and interest to photography enthusiasts of all levels.


This workshop is open to all photographers, at any skill level, looking to explore a more narrative and longer form of photo project work however you must come prepared with what's listed in the 'what to bring' section

who should attend

These sessions will be jam-packed with useful information that will be of benefit and interest to photography enthusiasts of all levels.


This workshop is open to all photographers, at any skill level, looking to explore a more narrative and longer form of photo project work however you must come prepared with what's listed in the 'what to bring' section

*a project idea

*a base image that may have inspired that idea

*a short 200-300 word synopsis of what you think the idea is and why it is interesting.

What you should bring

*a project idea

*a base image that may have inspired that idea

*a short 200-300 word synopsis of what you think the idea is and why it is interesting.

About the Instructor
Asim Rafiqui

Asim Rafiqui is an independent photojournalist whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Harper`s, Stern, National Geographic (France) and many other publications. Asim has reported from Haiti, Japan, India, Pakistan, USA, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Sweden and Ukraine among other places. 

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, he moved to New York in 1984 to study engineering at Columbia University and has since lived, at various times, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lahore, London, Munich, Bangkok, Stockholm and Kigali. 
He was the recipient of an Open Society Fellowship and has since 2012 been using a variety of media to present a more nuanced and personal perspective on the issue of access to justice in Pakistan. By focusing on the plight of some of Pakistan’s most marginalized communities, he highlights the structural roots of the pervasive injustice that afflicts their lives and the failure of the current legal apparatus to resolve them. 

Previously, Asim was a Fulbright Fellow to India, where he worked on 'The Idea of India', a project that looked at India’s heritage of cultural and religious pluralism and syncretism. For this project he was also a recipient of an Aftermath Grant in 2009. Asim also received a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grant to document the impact of the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip on its residents. In 2015 Asim received the Magnum EF Grant for his project titled 'Law & Disorder: A People's History of the Law In Pakistan'.
He authors the photography blog The Spinning Head

Booking Closed

Monday, February 4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Cost: AED 1990

Workshop Location
  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2019 workshop until January 4, 2019. No refunds or exchanges after January 4, 2019.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 4, 2019, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.