Nina Berman Workshop


The SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation, in collaboration with the Open Society
Foundation organized a workshop with Nina Berman (USA),
NOOR agency photographer, on documentary photography, the ethical limits in
photography and media activism strategies to support minorities. The workshop
was place in the office of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation in the
Zichy Palace at Ventúrska 9, Bratislava, Slovakia, on 25–26 June 2017.


The two-day workshop with 10–15 photographers was conducted
by renowned photographer Nina Berman, professor at Columbia University, NY.
The workshop has consisted of intensive group communication on the
following topics:
• Editing;
• Combining pictures and texts;
• Graphical design and layout;
• Work with participants’ portfolios;
• Creative discussions;
• Outdoor shooting on an assigned topic and final screening of the stories;
• Media activism strategies to support minorities.

The participants have shared experiences, work on portfolios, improved editing
skills, learned how to pick up and develop stories, and improved graphical
design skills. The workshop consists of intensive communication with the
photographers on different subjects and outdoor shooting on an assigned topic.
It was a unique opportunity to learn impactful visual storytelling, develop
a personal vision, and gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate
and interactive environment. The workshop was intended for professional photographers and students working in
the field of reportage and documentary photography and editors.