Center for Urban History invites to a photo plein air on documentary photography "Modernist Lviv".
Dates: October 3-6, November 7-10, 2019
The "Modernist Lviv" project is a program of open international plein air sessions inviting anyone interested in urban documentary photography.
In a broad sense, the goal of the project is to improve the skill of photography and of individual feeling of environment, the art of creative work with a camera in a complicated multifaceted urban space.
The focus of the plein air session is an attempt to visualize the modern function of postwar architecture of Lviv and its contemporary role within the context of the development of the city. The photo session will focus on the subject of Modernist architecture of Lviv of the second half of the 20th century, such as of the 1960-70s, designed by the couple of architects Muza and Anatoliy Konsulov.
Photo plein air session will take place as part of the exhibition by the Center for Urban History "Phototecture of Modernism" that reconsiders and interprets the projects implemented by the Konsulovs through a category of "distance": "media," "temporal," "professional" and the "distance of experience."
The final expected outcome of the joint efforts will be the creation of coordinated visual essay describing the role of Modernist fabric of the city in correlation with the modern reality, as well as relevant social and cultural contexts of Lviv and its citizens.
The project formula provides for two series of plein air sessions in Lviv during the weekend in the period from October to November. Each plein air is a Ukrainian Polish work in pairs of participants curated by an experienced tutor, a photographer, who will encourage a diversity of approaches and the freedom of individual interpretation of topics. The plein air will engage eight participants from Poland and Ukraine. Selection for the project implies the presence at all of the series of the plein air and the work on an individual project in Lviv.
Currently, he works on a long-term documentary project on the persecution of Muslim minorities in South Asia, more known as Rohingya.
The call is open for participants from Ukraine who work or are interested in the topic of urban documentary photography, Soviet modernism, and have basic skills in photography.
Participation in plein air sessions for participants from Ukraine is free of charge. Organizers do not cover any travel expenses, accommodation, or catering of participants.
Application shall include:
- motivation letter (max 200 words)
- series (3-7) of documentary photos of the architectural object or the environment with the accompanying text in free form
Submit your applications in one file in a .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org Please, note on the subject of the letter "Urban Documentary Photography."
Deadline for applications: September 20, 2019
Announcing the results: September 26, 2019
For more information, please, contact Victoria Panas email@example.com
Anyone interested in the plein air from Poland shall contact Polish partners: Piotr Piech (firstname.lastname@example.org), Galeria DWA PlANY
Plein air sessions are run jointly with the Center for Urban History, the gallery "Two Planes," and Rzesow Academy of Photography.
The project is implemented under the auspices of Podkarpackie Voivodship Marshall, a Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Lviv, and co-funded from the budget of cultural art patronage of Podkarpackie Voivodship; and is part of a broader project of Rzesow Academy of Photography "(Land)scape of East Cities."