PERSONALITY BEFORE PORTFOLIO

ERIK KESSELS

 ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP

Who are you in relation to your work?

Photographers are very good in the images they make, but often lack the ability to communicate about them and themselves as artists. In this intense online workshop/class, 

Erik Kessels will push the participants to communicate more clearly about themselves and improve their personality in their work. Being the author or the promoter of your work are two completely different skills. 

Over a period of several online meetings, Erik Kessels will prepare the participants for their possibilities and obstructions they will face in their professional career in the field of photography. Participants work on several small briefs to get more known to this facet of photography. 

On a more practical note, preparations for budgets, job processes and decision making will pass by in the lessons. 

ERIK KESSELS

Erik Kessels is a Dutch artist, curator and communication designer,with great interest in photography. Erik Kessels is since 1996 Creative Partner of communications agency KesselsKramer in Amsterdam/London and has created campaigns for national and international clients such as Nike, Diesel, J&B Whisky, Oxfam, Vitra, Citizen M, I amsterdam and The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel. Kessels has won many international awards with his communication work. 

As an artist and curator Kessels has published over 75 books of his 're-appropriated' images: Wonder (2003), in almost every picture (2001-2019), Shit (2018) and Read Naked (2019). Since 2000, he has been an editor of the alternative photography magazine Useful Photography and has written the international bestseller Failed It!He has taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam), Écal (Lausanne), Raffles (Milan) and at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture where he curated a celebration of amateurism. 
Kessels made and curated exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures, Mother Nature, 24HRS in Photos, Album Beauty, Unfinished Father and GroupShow. He has co-curated an exhibition called From Here on together with Martin Parr, Joachim Schmid, Clement Cheroux and Joan Fontuberta.In 2010 Kessels was awarded with the Amsterdam Prize of the Arts, 

in 2016 nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Until 2019 his mid-career retrospective was shown in Turin, Düsseldorf, Budapest and he exhibited this year in the SFMOMA. He was called “a visual sorcerer” by Time Magazine and a “Modern Anthropologist” by Voque (Italia). 

WORKSHOP CLOSED

REGISTRATION AND COSTS

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

15 - 20 participants

COST

$ 1,700.00 mxn + IVA

DATES

August 21, 22, 23  and 29, 30, 2020

SCHEDULE

 11:00 - 15:00 hours
(Mexico City time)

REQUIREMENTS

For the selection process please send until August 15 to enlace@hydra.latthe registration form, minimum 15 and maximum 30 own and / or appropriate images (150 dpi approx 1920px for its longest side, .jpg or PDF format).Each image must have the author's name, surname and series name; Example: Luis_Ruiz_paisajesperdidos-01.jpg and later append them in a folder with the name of the author and the project. If you have an idea to develop during the workshop, send a description or proposal.  

SCHOLARSHIPS 
We offer 2 half scholarships. You can apply to them through a letter explaining the reason for the scholarship request.
PAYMENTS 
Ask about the payment facilities, scholarships and discounts that we offer you by writing to enlace@hydra.lat.  

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BOOKS BY erik kessels

Over the last few years, Erik Kessels has developed especially interesting editorial projects, particularly through his Kesselskrammer publishing house.In our bookstore we offer you several of their publications for sale.