D.I.Y. STORYTELLING by Rob Hornstra
Friday 10th February 2017, 7pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
at The Chocolate Factory (next to Centrespace Gallery)
6 Leonard Lane Bristol BS1 1EA (UK) See map
£8 / £6 (concessions for students)
(ICVL members 50% discount)
Award-winning photographer, Rob Hornstra, talks for the first time in Bristol about his revolutionary approach to long-term documentary projects.
Join Rob Hornstra for a compact introduction into The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus. This five-year long project delves into the complexities of the region around Sochi, Russia, and its remarkable transition in preparation to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. As a place where beach-tourism abuts terrorism, corruption, and poverty – it is full of contradictions. Although the project was completed in 2014, the content is still unprecedented, topical and urgent due to the harsh international political line that characterizes modern Russia.
Hornstra’s long-term documentary work is internationally recognised, if not for his insightful chronicles, for his liberating attitude towards self-publishing and the potential of web platforms for the dissemination of the work. With an impressive collection of fifteen published books – most of which are self-published, 2 by Aperture – Hornstra is keen to spread awareness of the beauty and benefits of self-publishing. He travels Europe giving workshops on the matter, as well as running a popular, quarterly, talk about photobooks in Utrecht. Hornstra is the head of the photography department at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, and has won many prestigious awards among the likes of the World Press Photo Award, the Magnum Expression Award, and the Canon Prize for Innovative Photojournalism.
Organised by IC-Visual Lab.