Sat 07 Jul 2018 - 14:30 - 17:30

Shooting Virtual Cities: In-Game Photography Workshop

14:30 - 17:30

Working under the guidance of game photographer Gareth Damian Martin, this workshop gives participants the opportunity to create images that respond to and build upon game environments.

Documenting the city of Los Santos from the game Grand Theft Auto V, participants will work in small groups to produce a portfolio of work that responds to a specific area of the city, and in doing so learn about both game photography as well as ways of seeing, manipulating and documenting game worlds.

This workshop is aimed at both photographers interested in exploring photographic practice in games, those curious about game worlds and in-game photography, as well as those interested in exploring new approaches to street and urban photography.

Participants should bring their own devices to take photographs. No prior experience is necessary.

Ruins, Dark Souls 3. © Gareth Damian Martin, 2018

Gareth also takes part in the talk The Art of In-Game Photography on the same day, which is free to attend for workshop participants.

Gareth Damian Martin is a writer, game designer and artist. He is the editor and creator of the games and architecture zine Heterotopias as well as a Eurogamer columnist. He was recently nominated for the prestigious New York Videogame Critics Circle Journalism Award and his work as a game photographer has appeared on Kotaku and US Gamer. Gareth is also a History and Theory tutor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he teaches on the intersections of video games and urbanism.

£40/£30 members & concessions. Ticket holders are able to access the gallery exhibitions on the same day.

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