Corinne Noordenbos — Sydney workshop & Public Lecture



Corinne Noordenbos will be in Sydney later this month for a public lecture and a 3-day workshop at Contact Sheet. If you’re working on a book idea and need a sounding board, or just want to expand your practice, this is for you. See below for more information and dates.

Public Lecture

Title: Is The Trivial Not Important Enough? : The tradition of visual storytelling of everyday life in Holland in the photobook

Description: Our main focus in photography seems either the search for aesthetics or documenting the trouble in society. We love to photograph what we find beautiful or we feel the need to give an account that is troubling us. Through the history of Photobooks using visual storytelling in the Netherlands, I will give an alternative for those that want to represent their society in an alternative way.

The Dutch Photobooks have established a large international reputation, winning prizes for many years now. Where does the success come from, on what tradition is it based?

I will take you through its tradition to current examples all by showing the work through reproductions of important photobooks and discuss with you the relevance for the present state of our minds.

What are personal stories relevant for others? How can we show them through a photobook to an audience? How are we able to conceptualize and depict reality instead of describing it?

I call myself a conceptual documentary photographer and have been an educator for more than 40 years. I am also a passionate collector of photobooks. I’d love to share this passion with you. I hope you will join us!

Date: Wed., 22nd May 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Venue: Contact Sheet, 60 Atchison St, St Leonards NSW

Price: $11.64

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3 Day Workshop

Date: Thu., 23/05/2019, 9:00 am – Sat., 25/05/2019, 6:00 pm AEST

Description: Corinne leads a 3-day project-based workshop. In this workshop, the individual project of each of the participants is the focus. Through specific exercises, the participants will be very active and hardworking! The workshop is lead by Corinne and involves group discussion and critical theory where required.
The three working days are meant for photographers who like to investigate their storytelling in project form or are trying to understand their unique approach across their collective practice. The workshop is an introduction to visual language and projects on a theoretical and technical level with a large practical element. This workshop is useful for projects or portfolios of work at any stage of development.

The workshop’s main aim is to extend the participants ability to find solutions and trigger new ideas through group work, sharing and exchanging. There is a focus on the possible methods of transforming/translating work into a photographic project or collection with examples, possibilities and images, storytelling construction schemes; training in all the main aspects of the development of the presented projects.

3 working days on: Reflection & analysis on visual language, a project triangle: author, objectives and audience, key image and visual strategy, project, photobook or portfolio conception, Editing and structure of storytelling, Different possibilities and methods for project/work construction

Venue: Contact Sheet, 60 Atchison St, St Leonards NSW

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1. Corinne Noordenbos, Modern Madonna (1989-1992)

2.Corinne Noordenbos, Slapenden (2004)

3. Corinne Noordenbos, Modern Madonna (1989-1992)