As one of the greatest master photographers, Henri Cartier-Bresson used to say: « To photograph is to put the
head, the eye and the heart on the same line of sight. A photograph is for me the simultaneous recognition in a
fraction of a second, on the one hand of the meaning of a fact, and, on the other, of a rigorous organization of
visually perceived forms that express this fact. »
What makes an image to being Street Photography? Is it the light? Is it the silence, the noice? Is it the space or
place where the image was taken? Is it that one moment captured from the flow of everyday life? The composition?
And what should a Street Photography series look like?
In this 4-day-workshop, we will reflect on what makes an image a Street Photography picture and several pictures to
be a series, and you will produce a series yourself. Participants will develop an eye for the individual, hold on to it
and capture that certain "something" in the moment. The workshop is aimed at those who are already familiar with
their camera and who wish to photograph their fellow human beings and city. A personal approach to your topic will
be necessary in order to create an individual photographic work.
For the the work to be produced during the workshop, the suggested topic will be "Hidden Oases".
An Oasis is in the direct meaning a place of beauty and peace. In the figurative meaning, an oasis is a place that
feels good to be at, which gives strength and is an enrichment for someone. It is a very subjective feeling. Is such a
place hidden because no one or only few people know it or have access to it? Or is it "hidden" in the sense of not
easy to see for others, because it is a personal, an emotional place? Emotions are not always to see... How can
photography show this?
Who can participate? Young photographers from Jordan or elsewhere with a big heart and a curious eye! You have
knowledge in photography and own a camera. Participants will produce a series of 5-10 images, with a selection of
prints to be published in an exhibition format. On the 1st day, participants are asked to introduce themselves and
bring in paper-form a street photography-series (5-10 pictures) they have already produced OR a street
photography-series (5-10 pictures) of a photographer they like.
Amélie Losier was born in Versailles, France. She lives and works as a free-lanced photographer in Berlin.
She studied German literature and civilization in Paris and Berlin and documentary photography with Arno Fischer
in Berlin. Her photographic work focusses on portrait, street photography and photo-film, and her main thematic
concerns are gender issues and stories about individuals and their lives. Her photographic projects received several
grants (Academy of Arts Berlin through her mentor Barbara Klemm, VG Bild-Kunst, “Grenzgänger”) and have been
shown in solo and group exhibitions in Germany, France and other countries. Her book publications include “Wenn
die Nacht schläft" (Lehmstedt), "Just like a Woman, New York City" (Nimbus), and "SAYEDA, Women in Egypt"
(Nimbus). Losier has worked for cultural institutions and for newspapers and magazines such as Die Tageszeitung,
Le Monde, Témoignage Chrétien, Die Zeit, Marie-Claire.
Amélie Losier . Photographie . www.amelielosier.com . instagram.com/amelie_losier