Now open: Call for applications – photoworkshop in Damascus

Beyond orientalism: realities of young women in modern Syria
1 – 14th of December 2010

Within the framework of the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures 2010, a two-week photography training, directed by the German photographer and Canon prize winner Anja Pietsch is now open for application to all interested women in Syria.

Course description
The workshop will provide the participants with basic technical competencies as well as with knowledge on composition of photos and the history of photography. “Who am I” and “Where do I live”? – until now these questions are at the very core of artistic expression and thus, the subject of identity and different live realities of women in modern Syria will also guide the participants through this workshop.

1st December –14th December 2010, 14-18h
, (except Fridays) in the location of  The Higher Institute of Applied Arts. The results of the workshop will be shown in an exhibition in the Mustafa Ali Gallery.

A small number of semi-professional cameras will be at the disposal of the participants for use during the workshop. Participants may also bring their own cameras. (Please indicate in your application if you have an own camera)

The workshop will be held in English with Arabic translation.

Who can apply?
Any woman between the age of 18 and 25 living in Syria and having a strong interest in photography. No previous photography experience is required.
A maximum number of 15 women will be admitted to the workshop

How to apply?
Simply send us an email at indicating your full name, contact details (Tel/e-mail), a short description of your person and how you live, as well as your motivation and your personal goal for this workshop. If you wish, you may attach one of your favourite photos you took during the last two years.

The workshop is free of charge

Application deadline
November 22, 2010

Applications should be sent no later than November 22, 2010 to the following address:


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