Monday, 31 October 2016

Photo Kathmandu 2016
Lars Willumeit and Yann Mingard from Switzerland will be conducting a workshop on Long-term Project Ambulance

PHOTO KATHMANDU 2016 has invited 
Lars Willumeit and Yann Mingard from Switzerland to conduct a workshop on

on 22 - 24 October 2016
Application deadline: 30 September 2016 
Venue: Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka
Language: English 

About the workshop
This three-day workshop is conceived as an intense communicative encounter for photographers and artists who are at the intermediate stages of conceiving and/or producing a long-term photographic project. The participants will have 'one-on-two' sessions with photographer Yann Mingard, and Lars Willumeit, a curator with a background in arts education and photo-editing. The dialogical process will reflect upon aspects of editing, sequencing, storytelling, conceptualisation, etc. as well as the processes of collaborating with others, and formatting a project for publication, exhibition, etc. 

About the mentors
Yann Mingard (born 1973) is a Swiss photographer, who worked as a horticulturist-gardener before he studied photography at the Universities of Geneva and Vevey. Over the past ten years Mingard has worked predominantly on long-term projects that explore the politics of modern identity formation as contained in human interactions with nature and the built environment. His long-term projects include Deposit, a project documenting the way we as humanity collect and store human and biological samples, as well as electronic data; which was presented both as a book and a solo exhibition exhibited in more than twenty institutions and festivals. More recently, 'Ligne de Fond' also resulted in both book and exhibition formats and was conceived as part of the inaugural Enquête photographique neuchâteloise, exhibited at Musée des beaux- arts du Locle (CH) in 2015. Here, Mingard closely followed the intended route of a never realised transport project called TransRun; investigating the landscape, politics and identity of the Neuchâtel region. Mingard has also worked in a number of regions of Central Asia and has completed projects in the Tuva Republic and the Kazakhstan oil industry. As well as having exhibited throughout Europe and in the United States, his work has been published widely in major magazines and newspapers globally.

Lars Willumeit (born 1974) is a German social anthropologist based in Zurich, Switzerland. As an independent curator, author, and photo editor, he has worked with photography in different modes since 1993. His interests lie in photography, documentarisms, regimes of representation, and visual cultures. Over the past 15 years he has worked as a photo editor & researcher for a number of photo agencies and publications in Germany, the UK, the USA and Switzerland, notably for magazines like GEO (2002-2006) and DU - Die Zeitschrift der Kultur (2008-2013). Between 2013 and 2015, he curated exhibitions and festival presentations for East Wing (Dubai) and the FORMAT International Photography Festival (UK). He was also a contributing author to the photo-book 'Deposit' by Yann Mingard, and in 2016 he was chief curator of Krakow Photomonth in Poland. He received his Master of Arts degree in Curating and Museum Education, at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His thesis examined the future of photographic institutions in relation to changes taking place within photographic practice and theory. In addition he holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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