INSPIRATION PHOTO CONFERENCE

International Photography Conference

You will meet some of the most inspiration photographers in the world.

Today it is easier than ever to take a good looking, technically well done photograph. There are tons of information how to do it and the technology advances very fast.

The main question now is who is the author and does he have anything to say? We are inviting you to an event that will help You to find Your inner voice.

Exceptional Speakers

World Known Speakers

Different Subjects

You will get useful practical knowledge and will find inspiration in the shared experience

New Acquaintances

You will meet many interesting people sharing interest in phorography.

The Newest Photo Gear

You will have the opportunity to test some of the newest gear on the market.

Coffee Breaks Included

The price includes delicious coffee, snacks and beverages.

PROGRAM

08.02.2020

09:30 – 10:00 – Registration
10:00 – 10:15 – Opening
10:15 – 11:45Jonas Bendiksen
11:45 – 12:00 – Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30Vladimir Vassilev
13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00Martin Parr
16:00 – 16:15 – Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:45Sebastian Belaustegui

09.02.2020

09:30 – 10:00 – Registration
10:00 – 11:30Tariq Zaidi
11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30Andreas H. Bitesnich
13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00Flora Borsi
16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00Danilo & Sharon

SPEAKERS

Martin Parr

Martin Parr is one of the legendary names of the contemporary photography. He has been capturing satirical slices of day-to-day life for over 40 years. He is so productive that it is hard to present his work in only a few sentences. Martin documents the society with sense of humor and irony, but one could always find deeper meaning to his work.

It would be oversimplification to say he is a photographer. He is author os many books and movies. He is a curator, a teacher, author of many articles and publications.

Since 1994 he is a member of the Magnum agency. In the period 2014-2017 he is the president of the agency.

The Martin Parr Foundation, founded in 2014, opened premises in his hometown of Bristol in 2017. It houses his own archive, his collection of British and Irish photography by other photographers, and a gallery.
Martin Parr is one of those names that everyone in the field of documentary and art photography knows. Over 10 movies are dedicated to his life and his work.

During his talk in INSPIRATION PHOTO CONFERERENCE he will tell us more about his photography career and what inspires him.

Andreas H. Bitesnich

Andreas H. Bitesnich is among the world’s most famous photographers of the male and female nude and widely respected for his travel, street and portrait photography. 
His images are instantly recognizable by their simple aesthetic and perfect synthesis of shape and form. 
His work has been published and exhibited internationally for the last 28 years, and his iconic images are familiar to anyone with a passion for photography.

In this lecture Andreas H. Bitesnich reflects on his rich life as a working photographer and gives insight into his philosophy on life and photography, as well as covering some of the vital technical aspects of his work.
This entertaining audio visual lecture is the perfect mixture of information and motivation. The lecture is held in English and will appeal to anyone who is interested in career photography.

Andreas H. Bitesnich

Andreas H. Bitesnich is among the world’s most famous photographers of the male and female nude and widely respected for his travel, street and portrait photography. 
His images are instantly recognizable by their simple aesthetic and perfect synthesis of shape and form. 
His work has been published and exhibited internationally for the last 28 years, and his iconic images are familiar to anyone with a passion for photography.

In this lecture Andreas H. Bitesnich reflects on his rich life as a working photographer and gives insight into his philosophy on life and photography, as well as covering some of the vital technical aspects of his work.
This entertaining audio visual lecture is the perfect mixture of information and motivation. The lecture is held in English and will appeal to anyone who is interested in career photography.

Tariq Zaidi

Tariq Zaidi

Being Different to Survive and Thrive: A Practical Approach to Being Successful in Photography

https://www.tariqzaidi.com/

Tariq Zaidi, a self-taught photographer, has become one of those success stories one occasionally reads about.  In Jan 2014, Tariq Zaidi gave up an executive management position, to pursue his passion of capturing the dignity, purity and soul of people, within their environment. His work focuses on documenting social issues, inequality, endangered communities and traditions from around the world.

  • In Sep 2016, Tariq was named one of the top 10 photographers you should know (by International Photography Awards, USA – part of the Lucie Foundation), focusing on social issues and inequality within various societies across the globe.
  • In Feb 2018, Tariq was awarded one of the top Premier Awards in POYi75 (Pictures of the Year International Competition) – “Photographer of the Year” Award of Excellence for his work in North Korea, Congo and Brazil and also for 2nd place in the Feature Category in the same year.
  • He was also a winner of PDN Photo Annual 2018 (Photojournalism/Documentary Category) and was awarded The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund for outstanding achievement in Humanistic Photography, presented by Parsons School of Design, USA.
  • Since Aug 2015, Tariq’s stories, images and videos from Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, Indonesia, Mongolia, North Korea & South Sudan have been featured internationally in over 900 magazines/newspapers/websites (in more than 60 countries) including The Guardian, BBC, CNN, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Der Spiegel Magazine, El Pais Semanal, GEO, Independent On Sunday, National Geographic Traveler, GQ & GQ Style, Marie Claire, Vogue, Esquire, PDN, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveler, Global Times China, Internazionale, Feature Shoot, China Daily, People’s Daily, China, Hindustan Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy Magazine, Times of London and many more.
  • He has won many major international photography awards (POYi, UNICEF, NPPA, PDN, IPA, AI-AP etc). His work has been shown in over 70 international exhibitions and he has worked on projects and assignments in 20 countries across 4 continents.
  • Tariq works as a freelance photographer based out of London, UK. He is currently working on a long-term personal project entitled “Capturing the Human Spirit” – a visual anthology about hope, dignity and community in some of the poorest regions in the world. The first 3 chapters of this work from the slum communities of Haiti, Brazil and Cambodia was featured at Visa Pour L’image, International Festival of Photojournalism, in September 2018.
  • His work is represented by Zuma Press (USA), Caters News Agency (UK) and Getty Images (UK) and he has just signed his first book deal which will be published in June 2020. The book forms part of personal project which he worked on for the past 2 years in Congo Brazzaville and Congo Kinshasa. He is already working on his second book which he hopes to complete by the end of 2019.

During his talk in INSPIRATION PHOTO CONFERERENCE he will take you on a fast-track journey over the past 5 years of his photographic learning: things he got right, things he definitely got wrong and needed to correct immediately, and some things he would perhaps have done differently. He will also take you through his approach to long-term projects which has lead to his first book deal.  The lessons learnt, tools used, successes and failures he has had will help you move forward and fast track your success in your photographic journey as well.

Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen was born in Norway in 1977. He began his career at the age of 19 as an intern at Magnum Photos’ London office, before leaving for Russia to pursue his own work as a photographer. Throughout the several years he spent there, Bendiksen photographed themes from the fringes of the former Soviet Union, a project that was published as the book Satellites (2006), as well as solo exhibitions internationally.

In 2005 he started working on The Places We Live, a project on urban slums across the world, which combined photography, projections and voice recordings to create three-dimensional installations. This resulted in both a worldwide exhibition and book in 2008.
His latest project, The Last Testament, about seven men who claim to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, was released as a 460-page book in fall 2017. It is also now an exhibition travelling internationally.

Bendiksen has received numerous awards, including the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York, awards from Pictures of the Year International Awards and World Press Photos, The Telenor Culture Prize and many others.

His editorial clients include National Geographic, TIME, The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde, The Guardian Weekend and numerous other publications worldwide.

Bendiksen joined Magnum Photos in 2004, and lives outside of Oslo with his wife and three children.

Jonas Bendiksen will give a talk about his latest body of work and publication The Last Testament (Aperture/GOST, 2017).

Imagined as a sequel to the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, The Last Testament features visual accounts and stories of seven men around the world who claim to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Building on biblical form and structure, chapters dedicated to each Jesus include excerpts of their scriptural testaments, laying out their theology and demands on mankind in their own words. Jonas Bendiksen takes at face value that each one is the true Messiah returned to Earth, to forge an account that is a work of apocalyptic journalism and compelling artistic imagination.

Jonas will show the project and the backlying inspiration that made him take on this massive three-year worldwide project.

Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen was born in Norway in 1977. He began his career at the age of 19 as an intern at Magnum Photos’ London office, before leaving for Russia to pursue his own work as a photographer. Throughout the several years he spent there, Bendiksen photographed themes from the fringes of the former Soviet Union, a project that was published as the book Satellites (2006), as well as solo exhibitions internationally.

In 2005 he started working on The Places We Live, a project on urban slums across the world, which combined photography, projections and voice recordings to create three-dimensional installations. This resulted in both a worldwide exhibition and book in 2008.
His latest project, The Last Testament, about seven men who claim to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, was released as a 460-page book in fall 2017. It is also now an exhibition travelling internationally.

Bendiksen has received numerous awards, including the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York, awards from Pictures of the Year International Awards and World Press Photos, The Telenor Culture Prize and many others.

His editorial clients include National Geographic, TIME, The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde, The Guardian Weekend and numerous other publications worldwide.

Bendiksen joined Magnum Photos in 2004, and lives outside of Oslo with his wife and three children.

Jonas Bendiksen will give about his latest body of work and publication The Last Testament (Aperture/GOST, 2017).

Imagined as a sequel to the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, The Last Testament features visual accounts and stories of seven men around the world who claim to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Building on biblical form and structure, chapters dedicated to each Jesus include excerpts of their scriptural testaments, laying out their theology and demands on mankind in their own words. Jonas Bendiksen takes at face value that each one is the true Messiah returned to Earth, to forge an account that is a work of apocalyptic journalism and compelling artistic imagination.

Jonas will show the project and the backlying inspiration that made him take on this massive three-year worldwide project.

Vladimir Vassilev

Vladimir Vassilev

Photographic Approach: Others as a mirror of yourself

https://vladimirvasilev.com/

Vladimir Vasilev was born in Stara Zagora. He started with photography at the age of 15 while studying construction engineering. In 1998, he decided to devote his life to photography, and three years later left his country to live in France.

His strong and intense photographs, such as from Eisenstein’s film, clearly show his Slavic origin. His work has received many significant international awards. The Roger Pic Award with an exhibition at SCAM in 2010 and in 2017. He was also part of the jury selection of Circulation 2013. He also received a jury award for the 2013 La Samaritaine Grand Prix.

Vladimir Vassilev was a finalist for the New East Photo Prize and participates in exhibitions at the Calvert 22 Foundation in London and St. Petersburg. In 2017 and 2018, he twice won second place at Gomma Grant London.

Vladimir has been involved in documentary photography for more than 20 years and often chooses to approach his projects as a mirror of himself. So people, in their singularity, see what cannot be said in words. This photographic approach is what he will reveal in INSPIRATION PHOTO CONFERENCE

In terms of technique and the posing of models, he seeks to discover what the people themselves ignore in themselves. He does all this arranged in a logical way in a narrative. Each character and situation follows one another and tells a story transformed by the author’s gaze. Thus reality transforms and a new reality emerges.

It is a kind of immersion, in which expectation and humility are the main techniques. His shots could not be obtained unless an invisible presence is reached: to disappear in favor of the plot. In this type of communication, people often reveal themselves more than expected.
In summary, he captures the person in his integrity, his intimacy and reveals the incredible. Humility for humanity is a precious and endless treasure.

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Serie Monsonges

Serie T(h)races

Sebastian Belaustegui

Sebastian Belaustegui

The art of observing through the soul

http://photosuki.com/

Sebastian Belaustegui – Suki was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1969.

Self-taught in documentary photography, since 1991, he has devoted himself to portraying indigenous cultures all around the world. For his first book Guardians of Time: Portraits of the Spirit of Latin America with a prologue by Nobel Laureate José Saramago, he has traveled through 8 countries and lived in 25 indigenous communities. This work took him ten years and culminated in the 2003.

He is currently working on a new editorial project, Africa in the Americas, which documents the Afro-descendant cultures on the American continent. He has traveled to 18 countries for this project.

His work has been published in books and magazines, including National Geographic (cover, February 2005), Time, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and UNICEF. Additionally, he has held numerous workshops, lectures, and exhibitions in museums and art galleries throughout the world, including Bhutan, India, China, Indonesia, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Cuba, Myanmar & Vietnam.

His last projects work is documenting the lives and cultures of minority tribes in Asia, and working toward a long-term book project, Tribal People of Asia.

During his talk he is going to explain why documentary photography must have a mission, a reason for being. Why what matters is not the TECHNIQUE, but the EYE: the perception, the art of observing before taking a photograph.

Sebastian Belaustegui

Sebastian Belaustegui

The Art of Observing Through the Soul

http://photosuki.com/

Sebastian Belaustegui – Suki was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1969.

Self-taught in documentary photography, since 1991, he has devoted himself to portraying indigenous cultures all around the world. For his first book Guardians of Time: Portraits of the Spirit of Latin America with a prologue by Nobel Laureate José Saramago, he has traveled through 8 countries and lived in 25 indigenous communities. This work took him ten years and culminated in the 2003.

He is currently working on a new editorial project, Africa in the Americas, which documents the Afro-descendant cultures on the American continent. He has traveled to 18 countries for this project.

His work has been published in books and magazines, including National Geographic (cover, February 2005), Time, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and UNICEF. Additionally, he has held numerous workshops, lectures, and exhibitions in museums and art galleries throughout the world, including Bhutan, India, China, Indonesia, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Cuba, Myanmar & Vietnam.

His last projects work is documenting the lives and cultures of minority tribes in Asia, and working toward a long-term book project, Tribal People of Asia.

During his talk he is going to explain why documentary photography must have a mission, a reason for being. Why what matters is not the TECHNIQUE, but the EYE: the perception, the art of observing before taking a photograph.

Flora Borsi

From idea to reality

https://floraborsi.com/

Flora is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss.

Flora at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualises dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilising the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world.

Flora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, and has most notably taken part in the
“Continental Shift” group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France.
Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press including The Guardian’s Observer
and BBC Culture. Her artwork was the face of Adobe Photoshop in 2014.

In this lecture Flora will talk about lighting techniques, preparing materials for photo-manipulation, photoshop break downs, tricks and techniques, how to monetize your art and branding + commissioned working experiences.

Danilo and Sharon

Challenge Yourself to Change Your Game

http://daniloandsharon.com/

By creating wedding images that provoke convention, Danilo and Sharon became a recognized brand, known for it’s defined aesthetic approach and bespoke photography and videography service.

Majority of the wedding and portrait work is inspired by the location and subjects themselves, while keeping signature author aesthetics. Heavily influenced by Еastern European heritage and previous fashion and advertising work, Danilo and Sharon nourished a photographic style that seduces modern brides worldwide.

Working internationally, Danilo and Sharon photographed weddings and portraits around the world, from tropical Dominican Republic to futuristic Hong Kong. The brand is Europe based, founded in Belgrade, Serbia by 27 years old wife and husband – Sharon and Danilo Vasic.

Defining themselves as a family of artists, Sharon and Danilo work together on every project, often taking their 3 year old boy on board. Ever curious about unknown and always in seek of better.
For the conference they will share the challenges they have overcome to take their brand global.

Danilo and Sharon

Challenge Yourself to Change Your Game

http://daniloandsharon.com/

By creating wedding images that provoke convention, Danilo and Sharon became a recognized brand, known for it’s defined aesthetic approach and bespoke photography and videography service.

Majority of the wedding and portrait work is inspired by the location and subjects themselves, while keeping signature author aesthetics. Heavily influenced by Еastern European heritage and previous fashion and advertising work, Danilo and Sharon nourished a photographic style that seduces modern brides worldwide.

Working internationally, Danilo and Sharon photographed weddings and portraits around the world, from tropical Dominican Republic to futuristic Hong Kong. The brand is Europe based, founded in Belgrade, Serbia by 27 years old wife and husband – Sharon and Danilo Vasic.

Defining themselves as a family of artists, Sharon and Danilo work together on every project, often taking their 3 year old boy on board. Ever curious about unknown and always in seek of better.
For the conference they will share the challenges they have overcome to take their brand global.

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