Submission Deadline: 4 May 2018
For the last fifteen years Robin Maddock’s documentary photography has principally concentrated on different aspects of English society.
His first book Published in 2009, ‘Our kids Are Going to Hell’ is a portrait of the social interactions of youth and the police in Hackney, London. This work was nominated for the Deutsche Börse photography prize and was runner up at Photo Espana portfolio review. Also that year he was selected to make the prestigious Victoria and Albert museum annual review which was a 6 month commission.
His second title, ‘God Forgotten Face’ in 2011 continued his work on aspects of everyday English society in the South Western town of Plymouth. This work was selected by Martin Parr as his choice in the Smithsonian magazine’s edition “The new stars of photography” in February 2012.
Both titles are also published by Trolley Books and are included in the ‘The Photobook, A History: Volume 3’, edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.
More recently in 2014 his third book entitled ‘III’ was published, a playful black and white look at the streets of America. It has been featured in the New York Times 6th floor blog, Time Magazine Lightbox and the Financial Times amongst others. III was short listed at Photo Espana and the Rome photo festival as one of the books of 2014. It was also selected by Jason Fulford for Time Magazine online, as his pick of the year.
Other Recent shows include Copenhagen City Museum, Photodocs in Munich, Shine ur Eye at T.J Boulting Gallery, London, Forum für Fotografie in Cologne, MACO art fair in Mexico and Lagos Photo 2015. Most recently, III was shown at the UNSEEN contemporary photo fair with the Robert Morat gallery.
Forthcoming projects are a larger book about England due to be published in 2018. He will also be completing larger on-going works on France and Nigeria by 2019.
Robin holds a BA in Archaeology as well as an MA in photography from Westminster University.
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
For this workshop 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
to be confirmed
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The price does not include production and travel. A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted to the Berlin Foto Kiez workshop.