2-day photography workshop led by Swiss photographer Diana Pfammatter in relation to Deana Lawson’s exhibition “Centropy”

Are you fascinated by photography and interested to think more deeply about how meaning is embedded in the construction of images?

In a 2-day workshop, the methods of staging and depiction in the works of the US-American photographer Deana Lawson, which are currently on view at Kunsthalle Basel, will be explored. After an intensive study of Lawson’s practice, the workshop will address and reflect the tension between self-perception and the perception of others through photographic experiments. During the workshop, the participants will create their own photographic works, and present them afterward.

The workshop will be led by Diana Pfammatter, whose works have appeared in ZEITmagazin, Republik, and German Vogue among other publications. In addition to her knowledge of portrait photography, Pfammatter will also provide insights into her own oeuvre. Her intuitive way of working and deep engagement with her subjects creates an intimacy that makes her photographs singular.

The 2-day workshop will take place on Friday, August 21, 2020, and Saturday, August 22, 2020, daily from 10 am to 5 pm, including coffee and lunch breaks.

The workshop will be in German and is open to people aged 16 and over. The number of participants is limited to 12 persons and a contribution of 20 CHF covers the expenses of food and snacks for both days. To participate, the use of a digital camera that you know how to operate is necessary. If you do not have access to one, the Kunsthalle Basel team will be happy to help you borrow one, on request.

Unfortunately, the workshop is fully booked.