PAST | Workshop at The Photographers Gallery — Telling tales: Creative Editing

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 March, 2018 11.00 – 17.00

This event is sold out. Tickets are still available for Laia Abril’s artist talk On Abortion, 18:30 on Monday 12 March.

How do photographers conceive and develop narratives within their work?

This two-day workshop led by Laia Abril aims to provide participants a series of tools and strategies to enhance the storytelling within their own projects. Through her experience as a photographer, book maker and art director, Abril has developed a collaborative creative editing method to construct, analyse and refine narratives across a number of platforms. Examples of her work for Colors Magazine and multi-platform projects developed at FABRICA – Benetton’s Communication and Research Center, will act as triggers for participants to think laterally about their work. The workshop also considers how a combination of different media such as photography, design, text, film or illustration can transform an idea into a wider creative project.

Participants are encouraged to bring  an existing body of photographic work, a book mock-up or installation proposal they would like to develop through the inclusion of different media. Projects or ideas at an earlier stage would focus more on the generation of ideas and a future work plan rather than editing the existing content.

Laia Abril is a photographer, bookmaker and visual artist from Barcelona. After graduating in Journalism in Barcelona and studying photography in New York; she enrolled FABRICA’s artist residency where she worked at COLORS Magazine as a creative editor and staff photographer for 5 years.

Her projects have been shown internationally and her work is held in private and public collections including Musée de l’Elysée, Winterthur Museum in Switzerland or MNAC in Barcelona. In 2015 she was nominated for Foam’s Paul Huf Award and the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2014, and more recently she has been awarded with Premio Revelación PhotoEspaña and the Madame Figaro – Rencontres Arles award for her exhibition A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion.

She self-published Thinspiration in 2012, Tediousphilia (Musée de l’Elysée, 2014) and The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis, 2014), which was highly acclaimed and shortlisted for the ParisPhoto-Aperture First Book Award, Kassel PhotoBook Festival and Photo España Best Book Award. Her book-project Lobismuller (RM, 2016) won the Images Book Award and was presented in Paris Photo 2016.

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Abril also gives an artist talk at The Photographers’ Gallery on Monday 12 March about her recent work On Abortion.