This event is part of our Past Programme
Focusing on London’s famed transport system, chronicle life in transit while learning about framing and composition in this new workshop with photographer and filmmaker Holly-Marie Cato. Taking place over two days across two weekends, gain invaluable insight into how to develop your own unique photographic voice by documenting the rhythm of London through its underground commuters. There will be opportunities for group review sessions where you will explore the editing process and sequencing.
The workshop is open to photographers of all levels who would like to further refine their skills in street photography. The fee also includes entry into the Helen Levitt retrospective In the Street.
Sunday 23 January 2022
10.30 Visit Helen Levitt: In the Street
11.00 Introductions and presentation by Holly-Marie Cato in the Eranda Studio on Level 3 at TPG
12.30 Practical session on the Underground
14.30 Group review and discussion in the Eranda Studio on Level 3 at TPG
Saturday 5 February 2022
11.00 Group review and discussion of a selection of images in the Eranda Studio on Level 3 at TPG
13.00 Second visit of Helen Levitt: In the Street, workshop end
Details on how to access the workshop will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your junk folders if you haven't received an email from TPG staff confirming your place.
Holly-Marie Cato is a photographer and filmmaker and recently announced Leica Ambassador. Blending a passion for travel, community and street photography, Cato seeks out authentic stories across the world and in her city of London. Always leading from human narratives, Cato places the highest value on sharing the extraordinary stories of the people she meets. Her work has seen her travel the globe from Nicaragua to Mumbai, forging connections with grassroots-based charities, to partnering with International brands. Cato wields her camera like a third arm, seamlessly switching from film to photography with a distinct bold aesthetic. Her work is gracious, honest and never fails to place dignity on the subject. Cato’s ability to connect with people extends beyond the camera, hosting sold-out workshops and talks on the art of storytelling, photography and industry standards. When she’s not travelling the world, you can find Cato on the streets of London documenting the city.
This course is part of a wider learning programme linked to the Helen Levitt: In the Street exhibition. Course bursaries are supported by the U.S. Embassy in London.
Suitable for all levels, no prior knowledge of photography necessary. A limited number of bursary places are available to those facing barriers to participation on a first come, first served basis. Please apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 23.50 GMT on Fri 14 Jan 2022, briefly stating your reason for applying for a bursary place (max. 500 words). All information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and destroyed after processing within GDPR guidelines.
We actively encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector in the UK. This includes people who identify as D/deaf, disabled* and neurodivergent; those with caring responsibilities; candidates from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds; and arts and culture professionals whose career development has been negatively impacted by Covid-19, prioritising independent artists, freelancers and those made redundant/at risk of redundancy since 2020.
*The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Sharing that you are disabled will not be used in any way in judging the quality of your application.
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