27/04/2013 – Laura Pannack Workshop

As part of Miniclick’s “Women in Focus” month, we are pleased to present a unique full-day workshop with mutli-award winning UK photographer, Laura Pannack. The workshop will be on Saturday 27th April, starting at 11am and based in Brighton and costs just £90 for the day (please email miniclick@clickclickjim.com for booking information).

++ PLEASE NOTE: The original date for this workshop was postponed due to poor weather. Places are still available for the re-arranged date on SATURDAY 27th APRIL+++

The day is based around “The Walks”. Read on for more…

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Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton, Central Saint Martins College of Art and LCC.

Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA.

Her art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.

Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots. Laura largely shoots with a film camera on her personal projects, allowing her process to be organic rather than being predefined by fixed ideas, thus removing additional pressure on the sitter.

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In 2012 Laura started The Walks – an activity outside of her usual work and a way of photographing without constraints, with nothing but a desire to take photos. Whenever the chance is afforded, she heads out with friends and other photographers to explore an area on foot and camera in hand. In Laura’s words…

“I learn the most when I walk with a camera; about myself and the company I share. I stop mentally. I listen.”

On this unique full day workshop, based on The Walks, Laura returns to Brighton to work with Miniclick again and take a small group of attendees on a trip around the city. The day starts with an introduction to the project from Laura and a group discussion on where to go and what attendees might look out for. Laura will suggest some tasks attendees might want to complete on the Walk before setting off, initially with Laura, and then within your own small groups. Once the light has faded, Laura will take the group back to a local pub to discuss their experiences, how they overcame any challenges and share a drink or two. Participants are encouraged to use traditional film based cameras, although digital users are also welcome of course.

Click here for more info on The Walks.

Full-day workshop / Saturday 27th April / Brighton / £90

Please email miniclick@clickclickjim.com for booking information.

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