NORWEGIAN-POLISH PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – we are waiting for applications


Dates: 17-23 August 2015
Place: Oslo, Norway, STUDIO NUUK 

Teaching photographers:

Chris Harrison and Damian Heinisch

Damian Heinisch received his MA in visual communication from the Folkwang School in Essen. His work in photography and film has been exhibited and awarded worldwide and he received several stipends. For many years he has been engaged as teacher at Bilder Nordic School of Photography and is  Ambassador for Leica in Norway. Heinisch lives and works in Oslo and is working on several personal and commercial long term projects.

Chris Harrison received his MA from the Royal College of Art in London. A Bradford Fellow at the National Media Museum, England, his work has been widely exhibited around the world, including the Tate Gallery London, Arles Photographic festival, and the Macro Testaccio Rome. He currently works as a teacher at the Bilder Nordic School and undertakes commercial assignments as well as working on his own projects. His first monograph “I Belong Jarrow” was published in 2012 by Schilt.



Workshop participants will have a great opportunity to explore the city and work on creating a portrait of it as well as its inhabitants in connection to ongoing physical and cultural processes and changes.

Photographs taken during workshop will be shown in exhibitions in Poland and Norway and published in a book.


16 (8 from Norway, 8 from Poland), advanced amateurs/hobby photographers.


Correctly filled APPLICATION FORM (DOC, PDF), 10-20 pictures (JPG format, max 3MB, max 2400px height/width) preferably storytelling and short application text should be sent no later than 20th June 2015 to the e-mail adress:
(subject of the e-mail should be: “Photo workshop”)


Participants are asked for being equipped with photographic equipment (camera, lenses, accessories), laptop and a card reader. The laptop should have some programs installed for processing of photos.

Workshop will be held in English.


Arrival (for participants from Poland): 16.08 / Sunday evening

Day 1 (17.08)
Morning: Participants registration/introduction to workshop, introduction lecture by Damian and Chris, participants presentations. Individual work and choosing of subject.

Day 2-5 (18-21.08)
Morning lecture/presentations, individual work, evening consultations/critiques

Day 6 (22.08)
Final critiques, presentation preparation, final slideshow presentation. Workshop summary and dinner.

Day 7 (23.08)
Trip to Horten – Photography Day in Museum of Photography (not obligatory)

Lecture sessions will include talks concerning inspirations, storytelling, reading, taking, choosing, editing photographs with a special focus on photography of environment (architecture and landscape) and humans in surroundings.

Workshop will also include working sessions in small groups with teaching photographers in the city.


3000 NOK  – workshop, catering, accommodation and flights from/to Poland

2000 NOK – workshop, catering for participants from Oslo

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