How to tell an autobiographical story with photographs
1. Photographers who wish to start or finísh an autobiographical project.
2. General public (adults). A background in art or photography is not necessary.
2. Children from 6 to 10.
3. Teenagers from 11 to 18 (all together or grouped by age).
One of the qualities of human beings is the pleasure derived from telling stories both to themselves and to others, so they can better understand themselves and the world around them.
The objective is that in every group, according to age and knowledge, the students complete a series on an autobiographical theme. The series can feature photographs alone or may be accompanied by audio and text.
The workshop will have both a theoretical and a practical section.
1. Analysis of the work of some photographers; several examples can be found at zonezero.com:
Pedro Meyer “I Photograph to Remember”
Ana Casas “Album”
Diego Goldberg “The Arrow of Time”
Ross Sonnenberg “Diary”
Doifel Videla “The Adolescent Girl”
Photographic Workshop of Ghelatao “The inner gaze”
Martín Weber “Chalkboard”
Maruch Santiz Gómez “Beliefs”
2. It is also possible to get material from other books, digital presentations of other creators, or other websites.
3. Ideas for technical solutions will be presented.
1. Students will comment on the subject they would like to feature in their photos and any examples they might have.
2. Students will take photographs, collect all the material useful for them to be shown later to the group to get feedback on what to use and not to use.
3. Do the final editing and revision of the group work.
4. Final presentation.
1. Photographers and adults: one week of daily three-hour classes; or a month with weekly three- or four-hour sessions.
2. Teenagers: three days of two-hour sessions or a month with weekly three-hour sessions.
3. Children: two or three sessions lasting three hours, either the same week or once a week.
Photographer with autobiographical work.
Photography historian or theoretician.
1. A video projector and a computer with connection to zonezero.com so the students can see examples and get useful ideas as a starting point.
2. Books or magazines featuring photographic projects.
3. Audio player.
Each participant must have a camera.