Foto: Viktoria Sorochinski

Viktoria Sorochinski:
“Fact & Fiction / Post-Documentary”

Dates: 08 / 09 / 10 & 23 June 2018

The new photographic era has changed our perception of “documentary”, giving birth to a new concept, the “post-documentary”. In this new concept, reality and fiction are not contradicting but rather supporting each other.

In this four-day workshop by Leica Oskar Barnack Award finalist Viktoria Sorochinski, students will learn about various approaches to contemporary documentary and the possibility of crossing boundaries with staged or artistic interpretations in the field of visual storytelling through open discussions, practical assignments, readings, and slide presentations. Students will learn useful techniques in managing lighting in out-of-studio situations. An overview of the basic principles and understanding color as a visual tool will also be part of the workshop. Furthermore, this class will put an emphasis on editing images concisely in order to create a consistent and complete project with a clear narrative and a distinctive stylistic approach.

Viktoria Sorochinski is a Ukrainian-born Canadian artist currently working and living in Berlin. After acquiring her Masters of Fine Arts from New York University in 2008 she has had over 50 exhibitions in 16 countries throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

Sorochinski’s work is published and reviewed in over 50 international publications including her monograph Anna & Eve, published by Peperoni Books Berlin in 2013.

She is also a winner and finalist of numerous international competitions, fellowships and awards, such as the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, the Lucie Award (IPA-Discovery of the Year), the LensCulture Exposure Award/Emerging Talent Award, Magenta Flash Forward, PDN Photo Annual, Voies Off Arles and Canada Council for the Arts Grant among others.