XVI International Photography Workshop
3 - 15 July 2023

Director: Hisao Suzuki
Teaching Team: Júlia de Balle, Tomoko Sakamoto
Duration: 13 days
Teaching load: 65 hours
Open Program load: 12 hours
Level: Beginners / Advanced
Language: Spanish / English
Place: Barberí Space, Olot (Girona), Spain


The aim is to expand theoretical and practical knowledge about photography in the representation of space and architecture, starting from the approach to the work of RCR Arquitectes and the photography of Hisao Suzuki. The exercises combine reflection on the work process and its implementation from a conscious approach to space and everything that surrounds us, thus contributing to the awakening of the senses and stimulating the creation of communicative, adaptable images also to the new digital formats and social media trends, and that make us experience, want to touch, listen and be in this place.


Computer Skills and Technical Requirements

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.

Technical Requirements
Camera and tripod (recommended).
Computer with a recommended minimum screen resolution of 1440px.
Suitable Internet connection for accessing the e-learning platform and downloading and uploading content. Up-to-date browser.

Exercise: The Communication of RCR La Vila


Places available: 24 presential places.
Profile: The course is aimed at people over 18 from any creative discipline or origin.
Registration: It is necessary to fill in the form at Registration.
Registration fee: 50 euros (non-refundable).
Admission process: All those registered will take part.
Admission criteria: Assessment of CV portfolio.
Tuition fee: 550 euros.
Inclusions: The tuition fee includes the costs of the workshop program. The participant assumes the expenses related to travel, maintenance, and accommodation.
Method of payment: Through the Stripe platform.
Certificates of participation: Certificates issued by RCR.


Admission Process by Open Call
Thursday, December 22, 2022. Start of registrations.
Friday, April 14, 2023. Registration deadline.
Friday, April 21, 2023. Communication of admissions and denials.
Friday, April 28, 2023. Deadline for payment of tuition fees.
Friday, May 12, 2023. Extended deadline for payment of tuition fees.
Friday, May 19, 2023. Cancellation deadline.

XVI International Photography Workshop
Monday, July 3, 2023: Start of the workshop
Saturday, July 8, 2023: Excursion to RCR’s public works in Olot
Friday, July 14, 2023: Closure of the workshop
Saturday, July 15, 2023: Excursion to the new Perelada winery

Teaching Team

Hisao Suzuki

Director of Nature Urban Architecture Art (nuaa)
Director of the International Photography Workshop

Hisao Suzuki (Yamagata, Japan, 1957) graduated from the Tokyo School of Photography in 1979. Fascinated by the architecture of Antoni Gaudí, he arrived in Barcelona in 1982 and settled there. In 1986 he began to collaborate with the magazine El Croquis and became its main photographer; in this way, he contributed to the recognition of the publication as the means of disseminating contemporary architecture with the most international prestige. His photographs have also been published in numerous books and other international architecture and design magazines.

Júlia de Balle

Audiovisual communicator, founder of BroadcardFilms
General coordination
Tutor of the International Photography Workshop

Júlia de Balle (Barcelona, Spain, 1986) has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona (2009). After completing her studies in Berlin, she joined the RCR Arquitectes team as a communication and audiovisual creative coordinator. She has directed two documentaries and currently combines work for external clients as a producer and editor of her own projects.

Tomoko Sakamoto

Architect and editor, co-founder of spread
Tutor of the International Photography Workshop

Tomoko Sakamoto (Tokyo, Japan, 1973) is an architect from Waseda University in Tokyo. She collaborates with EMBT Arquitectes Associats (1998-2001) and as an editor of books on architecture, design and art at the publishing house Actar (2000-2012). In 2012 he founded the studio spread with David Lorente, with whom she has developed several publishing projects and exhibitions.

Fumi Suzuki

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