Join Rinko Kawauchi for a weekend workshop intended for the amateur and professional photographer seeking to re-examine his or her photographic practice. Through presentation, critique, and discussion, Kawauchi will provide students with the vocabulary required to articulate the intentions behind their work; the skills to effectively sequence and present their work; and strategies for professional growth. The workshop will commence with the friendly discussion of student portfolios, during which each student will receive personalized feedback and tasks for improvement. The discussion will continue around techniques for directly and spontaneously photographing the world around you. The main objectives of the workshop are to visually investigate human relationships, desires, and aspirations; explore new photographic avenues; and to diversify students’ creative palettes. Participants in the workshop should have a dedicated body of work that they feel comfortable sharing with others. Coffee and light snacks will be served.

Born in Shiga, Japan, in 1972, Rinko Kawauchi Lives and works in Tokyo. She began her career with the sensational, simultaneous publication of three books: UTATANE, HANABI, and HANAKO (Little More, 2001). With these works, she became recognized for her uncanny ability to photographically transform everyday details into significant existential ruminations. Since her debut, Kawauchi has published numerous monographs, including Illuminance (Aperture, 2011) and Ametsuchi (Aperture, 2013), and been widely exhibited, including shows at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Photographers’ Gallery, London; and Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris. Kawauchi received a 2009 ICP Infinity Award and took the Grand Prix Prize at the Guardian Garden’s 9th Hitotsubo Exhibition in 1997.

Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, 2013, 1:00–5:00 p.m. 

Tuition: $300 ($250 for currently enrolled photography students and Aperture Patrons)

Aperture, 547 West 27th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001

 Refund/Cancellation Policy for Aperture Workshops
All fees are nonrefundable if you withdraw from a workshop less than one month prior to its start date, unless we are able to fill your seat. In the event of a medical emergency, please provide a physician’s note stating the nature of the emergency, and Aperture will issue you a credit that can be applied to future workshops. Aperture reserves the right to cancel any workshop up to one week prior to the start date if the workshop is under-enrolled, in which case a full refund will be issued. A minimum of eight students is required to run a workshop.


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