X International Photography Workshop
From 4 to 15 July 2022

Director: Hisao Suzuki
Teaching team: Júlia de Balle, Tomoko Sakamoto
Duration: 12 days
Teaching load: 60 hours
Open Program load: 18 hours
Level: Beginners / Advanced
Language: Spanish / English

Aim

The aim is to broaden theoretical and practical knowledge about photography as a representation of space and architecture by approaching 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 images that make us experience, want to touch, listen and be in this place.

Program

Campus. Lectures on the camera and photography, silence and light, the work of the architectural photographer, the workflow with Photoshop and Lightroom, the monitor, printing on paper, editing and publication. There will be joint visits to the work of RCR Arquitectes in the surrounding area.
Creative Workshop. Each participant will make a photographic report on a free theme, putting into practice the knowledge learnt.
Reviews. Corrections with Hisao Suzuki and the teaching team, and reviews with RCR Arquitectes.
Excursions to RCR’s works. Guided visits to RCR’s public works in Olot to analyse the key aspects of the projects for presential participants. Online participants will have access to audiovisuals with explanations by the architects themselves. These videos will also be accessible to presential participants as additional documentation.
Open Program.
A selection of video creations precedes the thematic cycle of conferences.

Computer Skills and Technical Requirements

Software
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.

Technical Requirements
Camera and tripod (recommended).
Computer with a recommended minimum screen resolution of 1440px.
Internet connection suitable for accessing the e-learning platform, downloading and uploading content and making video calls. Up-to-date browser.
Sign up for a free account of Zoom video conferencing.

Conditions

Places available: 15 places on the course, 5 places online.
Perfil: The course is open to anyone over 18, from any creative discipline or background.
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 fees: 450 euros.
Method of payment: Through the Stripe platform.
Certificate of participation: Certificates issued by RCR.

Calendar

Admission process
Friday, May 20, 2022. Registration deadline.
Friday, May 27, 2022. Communication of admissions and waiting list.
Friday, June 3, 2022. Deadline for payment of tuition fees.
Friday, June 24, 2022. Cancellation deadline.

Extended admission period Last days!
Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Registration deadline.
Thursday, June 16, 2022. Communication of admissions and waiting list.
Friday, June 17, 2022. Deadline for payment of tuition fees.
Friday, June 24, 2022. Cancellation deadline.

X International Photography Workshop
Monday, July 4, 2022: Start of the workshop
Friday, July 15, 2022: Closure of the workshop

Teaching Team

Hisao Suzuki

Director de 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. He became its main photographer, thus contributing to the publication’s recognition as the most prestigious international medium for disseminating contemporary architecture. His photographs appear in numerous books and other global 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) holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona (2009). After finishing her studies in Berlin, she joined the RCR Arquitectes team as a communication coordinator and audiovisual creative. She has directed two documentaries and currently combines work for external clients as a producer and editor of her projects.

 

Tomoko Sakamoto

Architect and publisher, 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 architecture, design and art books for the publishing house Actar (2000-2012). In 2012 she founded the spread studio with David Lorente, with whom she has developed several editorial projects and exhibitions.