Venue: Sample-Studios Auditorium, 3rd Floor (beside TACTIC gallery) 10-19 Sullivan’s Quay, Cork.
Date: 3 day Masterclass – Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th July
Time: 10am – 6.30pm each day
Cost: €400 per participant
Application Deadline: July 5th (see details below)

The workshops of Piotr Zbierski are an intensive photographic journey to the interior of each student’s approach. This journey will explore questions and doubts that arise in your photographic practice and help you to progress and be more conscious as an artist. Zbierski will inspire you in the use of the photographic medium – film and others – to create work that stems from private and personal feelings, and that – during the process of creation – appears to become universal for the viewer.

Piotr Zbierski is a photographer and traveller, awarded in 2012 with Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award and chosen in 2015 to be part of Regeneration3 by the Musée de l’Elysée. His work is exhibited internationally. Zbierski is a PhD candidate at the Polish National Film, Television and Theater School (PWSFTviT) in Lodz.

Piotr Zbierski Photography Masterclass

Piotr Zbierski Photography Masterclass

During the masterclass Zbierski will give presentations, lectures, consultations and reviews of your work, to inspire you and build a more critical relation with your own work. He will provide insight and advice relating to your photographic practice, preparing the pictures for printing and publication, and will teach practical ways of working with galleries and institutions.

The aim of the masterclass is to inspire you in your future work and impart a strong portion of experience and knowledge.

“Photography is my language. The inherent potential of this medium lies in the possibility of communicating universal values out of concrete time and space: understanding what creates the atmosphere and mood of “a secret of a secret” – in the words of Diane Arbus – a space for imagination for both the artist and the viewer. Photography for me is a projection of the interior and energy in meetings with the other people and a way to be in deep connection with the places I visit. I can say that photography is like a jigsaw of mental images, of people and meetings that stay for much longer than during the moment of making the photograph and looking at it.”
– Piotr Zbierski

Workshop facilitator: Helio León
Helio León is documenting his exploration through life with photography since adolescence. In 2011 he received a BFA from the University of Cuenca, Spain. His work is widely exhibited and published. He also organizes events, curates exhibitions and performs with Sea of Okhotsk.

To apply: Please send us a portfolio of 10-20 low resolution images together with a short text about your artistic approach to: by July 5th.

There will be an open presentation of participants’ work on Tuesday 19 July at Sample-Studios as part of Cork Photo 2016.