Workshops Concept

JH Engström and Margot Wallard founded the Atelier Smedsby in 2012, an innovative web-based, one year photographic workshop. Spurred on by their initial success they set about enhancing the workshop.

Using their experience and contacts in the world of contemporary photography, they have developed a supplementary program including seminars, portfolio reviews and short 3-5 day photo workshops led by world-renowned photographers.

Atelier Smedsby

One Year international web-based photo Workshops

This workshop forms the core of the Atelier Smedsby led by JH Engstrom and Margot Wallard. This distance learning course includes three individual/group meetings in Paris. Between meetings the participants are expected to report monthly on their progress via Skype.

The distinctive feature of the photographic workshop is its year-long duration that allows the participants the opportunity to develop their project and their artistic independence.

 

3-5 Days workshops

Led by some of the best contemporary photographers, these short, intensive workshops aim to develop each participant’s individual style. The programs are tailored to the participants' interests and embrace all photographic styles.

Atelier Smedsby
Atelier Smedsby

Lectures

Gallery owners, editors, writers and photographers will be invited to share their experience, perspectives and approaches to their jobs.

These meetings will allow the participants to interact with the presenters through discussions and questions.

 

Portfolio Reviews

The Atelier Smedsby provides participants with the opportunity to meet, in person, influential people in the world of photography, to present their work for personalised feedback and to enlarge their professional network.

Atelier Smedsby
Atelier Smedsby

Location


The Atelier Smedsby takes place in Paris, France and Smedsby, Sweden.

In Paris, the workshops take place in the heart of the city in the 10th district, one of the last cosmopolitan quarters of the French capital. Here one finds many hotels, restaurants and bars. The workshops are held in an ancient atelier set in a historic 16th century building.

In Smedsby the summer workshops take place in the mythical Alma Löv museum located in the heart of the Swedish countryside in the Värmland region.