In this three day masterclass, Pinckers will guide the participants in focusing the development of your personal vision, critical attitude and individual approach towards the production of an artistic body of work within the context of documentary photography. Based on a series of mentoring sessions and group discussions, participants will be encouraged to question notions of truth, authenticity, objectivity and the underlying belief systems that drive our hyper-visual culture today.

Workshop participants should be able to show a good level of photographic aptitude and a desire to learn. Candidates will be expected to develop a positive attitude towards critical self-reflection, discussion and constructive critique. Participants should prepare their portfolio presentations and artistic discourse ahead of the workshop.

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About the Instructor
Belgian photographer Max Pinckers whose works explore visual narrative approaches in documentary photography and the relationship between aesthetics, images and their subjects. His well-known works such as The Fourth Wall (2012), Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty (2014), Trophy Camera v0.9 (2017) and Margins of Excess (2018) represents his style of self-published artist books and exhibition installations.

Currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the arts at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent, he has been internationally awarded and has exhibited at MOCAK in Poland, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States and the Centre for Fine Arts – Bozar in Belgium, among others. In 2015 he founded the independent publishing house Lyre Press and was recently among the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Arts.
How to re

Each workshop is limited to 15 participants. Students are required to present valid student ID card.
Participants will need to submit the following to after registering.

  1. Your name, address and email.
  2. 10 images representative of your photographic work.
  3. A short statement about why you’d like to take the workshop [150 words in English]
  4. A short bio about yourself and your relationship to photography [100 words]