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FESTIVAL 2024 aug 21 — sept 28
kranj, slovenia
FESTIVAL 2024 aug 21 — sept 28
kranj, slovenia
FESTIVAL 2024 aug 21 — sept 28
kranj, slovenia


Contemporary Documentary Practice with Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Ziyah Gafic

Workshop VII Academy Contemporary Documentary Practice at Kranj Foto Fest with Ilvy Njiokiktjien & Ziyah Gafic. Apply with discount by June 25

Kranj Foto Fest in partnership with VII Academy is proud to announce a 3-day workshop with the photographers Ilvy Njiokiktjien (the Netherlands) and Ziyah Gafic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), for the first time in Slovenia.

The intensive workshop Contemporary Documentary Practice will teach you how to tell visually compelling stories. You will enhance your personal perspective and work on an ongoing or new project in this class conducted by VII photographers Ziyah Gafic and Ilvy Njiokiktjien.

You’ll present your work in a small group and learn about new techniques to create visual storytelling as well as a business practice. During the session, Ziyah and Ilvy will undertake individual and group critiques of what you shot, but you will also have the opportunity to obtain feedback on other projects you may be working on.

There will be an emphasis on helping students develop their personal vision and unique styles. As Ziyah Gafic and Ilvy Njiokiktjien both specialize in telling human stories, they will share with you their unique visual styles and approaches.

Gafic and Njiokiktjien’s works have been exhibited at many relevant galleries and photo festivals such Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, Arles Rencontres du Photographie, World Press Photo­ and at Photoville in New York. Their work is regularly published in some of the world’s leading publications like The New York Times, GEO, National Geographic and Der Spiegel.

Only 13 seats are available.

Kranj Foto Fest is charging a nominal fee to cover some of the costs of this workshop.

Early Bird Price: 180 EUR, for applications paid until June 25 2022.

Full price: 220 EUR, from June 26 2022 until the last seat is fulfilled.

Total Duration: 13 hours


25.8.2022 Thursday: 9h – 13h // group lunch break // 15h – 17h 

26.8.2022 Friday: 15h30 – 18h30

27.8.2022 Saturday: 9h – 13h

Note: Participants are required to prepare in advance the projects they wish to present and bring them to the workshop in digital or printed form.

The workshop will be conducted in English.

The Kranj Foto Fest reserves the right to cancel the festival (or some of its activities) anytime due to COVID 19 pandemic or any other reason. 

International Festival of Contemporary Photography

Kranj, Slovenia