f3 – Masterclass Documentary Photography, in English

Kerem Uzel 

2. April 2022 26. February 2023

Telling exciting stories in a visually outstanding way, bringing hidden things to light, capturing emotions in a split second, conveying new information and leaving a lasting impression. Documentary photography can do all this. Capturing fleeting moments in that one decisive instant and condensing them into a photographic document with the camera requires not only a sure feeling for pressing the shutter release at the right moment. Careful preparation of the planned reportage, an intensive examination of the topics dealt with, excellent mastery of the camera technique and an intensive examination of one’s own visual language are prerequisites for the realisation of outstanding documentary works, that get under your skin.

For ten months, the internationally renowned photographer Kerem Uzel (*1973, Corum, Turkey) supervises the participants‘ projects on 10 teaching days (5 blocks of 2 days each). They might be freelance long-term projects or reportages for magazine clients, they can be still in an initial stage or already well advanced. In an intensive dialogue with the lecturer, the participants deal with the choice of subject, project content, editing and photographic technique and look for ways to place their work on the international market. In addition to strengthening the participants‘ photographic practice, the f– MASTERCLASS DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY also focuses on intensifying the narrative thread of the documentary projects and the very concrete work on international projects.

LECTURER: Kerem Uzel (*1973, Corum, Turkey), is an internationally renowned documentary photographer. He is represented by laif agency. Kerem Uzel graduated from Istanbul Technical University and subsequently went to the New England School of Photography, MA, USA, in 1997 to study photography. In 2000, he was selected to participate in the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop in New York and in 2003, he was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Workshop in Istanbul. Kerem Uzel is the co-founder of NARphotos, an independent photography collective based in Istanbul. NARphotos was founded in 2003 by photographers who see documentary photography as a visual tool to understand and express the world. Kerem works internationally on freelance projects as well as on commission. His clients include: Time, Fortune, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Stern, Frankfurter Allegemeine, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Focus, Die Welt, Financial Times, Le Figaro, Le Monde, L’Equipe, La Vie, ELLE France, National Geographic, Gourmet, The National, Bloomberg News, GEO, Wall Street Journal, Art+Auction, Amnesty International, Monocle, Travel+Leisure, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Capital, 11 Freunde, Finanzen, Cicero Magazine, Courrier International.

More information at: http://www.keremuzel.net

SCOPE: 10 teaching days of 7 hours each, always Saturday/Sunday
DURATION: April 2022 – February 2023
BEGINNING: 2./3. April 2022
DATES: 18./19. June, 20./21. August, 5./6. November 2022, and 25./26. February 2023
LOCATION: f– freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin
COST: 1.200 €; VAT will not be charged due to § 4 Nr. 22 UStG.
PAYMENT: 800 € at registration; 400 € before the second date
APPLICATION: The closing date for applications is March 20, 2022, 24:00

Please send the following documents to masterclass@fhochdrei.org
– Curriculum vitae including documentation of previous projects, exhibitions, books, publications (max. 2 A4 pages)
– Portfolio of about 20 photographs

Photo: © Mehmet Kaçmaz