8 – 11 DECEMBER 2016


a photography workshop conducted by Michael Grieve and featuring Alisa Resnik

Submission Deadline
24 November

“When you write, you should put your skin on the table.” 
Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Night time in Berlin is a seductive place to lose yourself as a photographer. This four day workshop promises sleep deprivation combined with the satisfaction of stealing pictures otherwise not taken. Photography in the dark, on the streets, in bars, clubs and in the intimacy of apartments, compells the photographer to experience the illumination of night. Participents are encouraged to lose themsleves and push their personal limits experientially and creatively.

The workshop will take place in Kreuzberg, in the vibrant heart of Berlin. Michael Grieve will help participants to find visual meaning through technique, editing and sequencing. Alisa Resnik has considerable experience as a photographer of the night and will be at hand to lend her expertise.

Michael Grieve
A British photographer, writer, and educator currently based in Berlin. After completing a BA and MA at the University of Westminster he became a reportage and portrait photographer for publications worldwide and represented by Agence VU. For five years he was the deputy editor of 1000 Words contemporary photography magazine and is a regular writer and photographer for the British Journal of Photography. He was a senior lecturer of photography at Nottingham Trent University, a lecturer at Akademia Fotografii in Warsaw and a lecturer at Berliner Technische Kunstschule, teaching documentary, portrait and the history of photography. He is the founder and director of Berlin Foto Kiez. In 2017 The Foriegner (sic), the first photobook of a trilogy, will be published.


Alisa Resnik
Born in St Petersburg, Russia, and first moved to Berlin in 1990. She studied Art History and Philosophy at Humboldt Universität and at Università di Bologna, She has exhibited in Rome, Milan, Madrid, Moscow and Berlin. In 2013 she was awarded the European Publishers Award for her project One Another which was published as a photobook. In 2014 she was a finalist for the Leica Barnack Award. She lives and works in Berlin


Identify the visual language of each participant, and to define individual photographic strategies. Emphasising the importance of meaning via technique.

Encourage participants to engage with their subject and push personal limits.

The discipline of daily critiques and group discussions focusing on theoretical, aesthetic and practical issues.

Editing, sequencing and more editing and sequencing.

To have achieved the satisfaction of having produced a coherent and honest body of work.

14 people maximum

Technical details:
although we welcome analogue photography, because of the quick turn over it is recommended to use digital

Pre workshop preparation:
Each participant must prepare a short presentation of their work and bring printed photographs (min 6 max 20) on the first day

500 Euro


Please send by email:

  • One or two paragraphs about yourself and your reason for wanting to join
  • Some ID with photo
  • a short written presentation of your work
  • A selection of 10-20 images (JPG, 72DPI, 1024 large maximum)

If you have any questions please contact us on info@berlinfotokiez.com

The price does not include production, travel, or accommodation for the meetings. A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted to the Berlin Foto Kiez workshop, and the remaining 50% one week before the start of the workshop.