Finding your Photographic Voice - Jodi Bieber
07 June to 10 June 2012
Venue: Fitzrovia Community Centre
Address: John Astor House, Foley Street, London, W1W 6DN
Disabled Access: This event has wheelchair access
Fresh from a year of international exhibitions and workshops after having won the coveted World Press Photo Award in 2011 for her work on Bibi Aisha in Afghanistan, Jodi Bieber will deliver her trademark masterclass in the UK for the first time.
The festival is proud to offer a rare opportunity (first time in UK) for a 4-day masterclass with Jodi Bieber. The workshop will explore ways for photographers to incorporate their personal vision and voice into their photographic work. Students will need to bring a portfolio or personal project (complete or in progress). Bieber will discuss her own photographic journey in context and explore individual possibilities through portfolio reviews of each photographer's work. An assignment will be set for each photographer with her guidance to be completed and shared on the final day.
AN EVENING WITH JODI BIEBER
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Bieber talk talk candidly about the trials and tribulations of shooting award winning photography.
An evening with Jodi Bieber
7 June, 7 - 9pm
Jodi Bieber is an award winning South African photographer. Between 1994 and 2004 she concentrated her attention on a personal project focused on the country of her birth, photographing youth living on the fringes of South African society. The resulting book, Between Dogs and Wolves – Growing up with South Africa (Dewi Lewis), was published and released in five countries in 2006, followed by her next book, Soweto (Jacana Media), which was first published in 2010.
Bieber became the centre of international attention recently winning what is arguably photography's top prize, the World Press Photo with her haunting story about Bibi Aisha in Afghanistan which featured on the cover of Time magazine. Bibi was 18 and from the southern Afghan province of Oruzgan. In 2009 she fled her husband's house, complaining of beatings and abuse. She escaped to the only place she could go, back to her family home. It was here that the Taliban arrived one night and demanded that the girl be handed over to face justice. She was taken away to a mountain clearing, where she was held down by her brother-in-law, while her husband first sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose.
Photographing Aisha for the Cover of TIME
Bieber was a finalist in South Africa’s Women in the Media Awards 2011. She was also the winner of the Prix de le l'Union Europeene at the Recontres de Bamako Biennale Africaine de la Photographie, November 2009. She has won 10 World Press awards, a 1st Place in Picture of the Year International 2009 and in 2011 won the premier World Press Photo Award. Bieber has taught workshops in Finland, Nepal, Italy and Austria and been a guest lecturer at the Market Photography Workshop (JHB), London College of Communication, Westminster University, ICP school of Photojournalism (NY) and at Photo Espana. She was a jury member on World Press Awards 2008 and taught on The Joop Swart Masterclass in Holland in 2010.
Bieber will have a mid-career retrospective at the Stadhuis, Ulm, Germany in July 2012.
Bieber was recently bestowed with the honour of name "Brand Ambassador" for the province of Gauteng in South Africa.
BIEBER'S BOOKS TO INSPIRE YOU:
Images © Jodi Bieber