The workshop “Street Theater” will concentrate on theoretical and practical aspects of photographing the pulsating street life in Berlin - less concerned about the buildings and it’s architectural style but more interested in a personal approach showing what happens in and around it. Berlin with its international and multicultural background offers a great possibility to find micro “stories” for this project. Every participant will work on a street photography portfolio with individual guiding during the workshop and creating an own, personal narrative related to the topic.
(Image ©Björn Steinz)
This course is for you if you are insterested in approaching street photography in a peer-reviewed setting for the first time, you want to enhance your skillset with previously unexplored curiosities for street photography, or you are keen on developing a specific street photography project.
(Image ©Björn Steinz)
Björn Steinz, born 1970 in Bad Homburg v.d.H./Germany, began his photographic career at a local newspaper close to Frankfurt am Main.
Having worked as a volunteer in refugee camps during the war in the former Yugoslavia and traveled in Latin America, he decided to study photography, earning Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). Since then his homebase is Prague in Czech Republic.
After working as a freelance photographer and part time teacher in Czech Republic and Germany, he spent two years as an Assistant Professor at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea – teaching photography while working on a book about the country.
He photographed all over South Korea and in countries close by such as China, Japan and the Russian Federation (mostly in Yakutia during the wintertime). His work has been published in Du, Die Zeit, The Financial Times, Geo Special, The Independent, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, Open Society Foundations and other clients.
Beside teaching Björn works on several longtime photography projects - most of them with social content and often connected to Roma communities all over Europe.
Since 2012 he is teaching Documentary Photography at the Anglo-American University and was teaching from 2014 to 2016 at the Academy Of Performing Arts (FAMU)/Department of Photography in Prague/Czech Republic.
Björn is represented by Panos Pictures in London.
(Image ©Cooper Blade)