From 8th to 10th December 2017 // Deadline: 15th November 2017

The workshop aims to share with students the strategies used by artist Cristina De Middel in translating her ideas into images and in constructing a narrative with them. Issues related to different phases of the creative process will be addressed: from the original idea, searching for sources and documentation, to final decisions on the exhibition or editorial form and going through the keys to production and preparation for each take.

Cristina De Middel develops her work in a field that fits in both the documentary and the fictional, so during the course of the workshop general issues about the nature and possibilities of photography beyond classical conceptions will be addressed.

Even though it is a purely practical workshop, the students' understanding of the possibilities that a transgressive use of photography offers to reinforce the narrative and control over the genuine work of the author is established as a priority. 




  • To enhance already existing visual language via set assignment and experimentation.
  • To identify the importance of technique and subject matter to develop strong meaning.
  • Understanding visual coherence, editing and narrative.
  • To consider other visual approaches in the development of existing works in progress.
Practical informations

1st Day

Morning - 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presentation of the most recent projects of Cristina De Middel and explanation of the creative development of each one. The development of the idea and its implementation in the field.

Afternoon - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Presentation to the students of the dynamics of the workshop and the instructions of the joint project proposed. Theme, methodology, practical rules. Start of production and construction of the images.

2nd Day

Morning - 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Orientation and accompaniment of photographic practice.

Afternoon - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Orientation and accompaniment of photographic practice. Delivery of the material by the students for the final editing exercise. 

3rd Day

Morning- 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Editing the produced material.

Afternoon - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Presentation proposals. Study of the different exit options of the project both in the form of an exhibition and in book form and valuation of other less traditional outputs. Collective evaluation of the workshop and conclusions.  

 - Students must have a camera of any type that allows the transfer of files quickly. Cell phones are an option as well.

- Students must have a computer to be able to edit the generated images at least on the 2nd day of the workshop.

- Atelier Smedsby must have a printer available to the workshop to be able to make the copies of the students. It is also possible to use a local hotolab for that matter.

- Atelier Smedsby will need a projector for the forst 2 days of the workshop.


How to apply/prices

Maximum 15 participants

Price : 500 Euros


Please send by email :

  • A short CV.
  • Some ID with photo.
  • 10 images (JPG format, maximum size 1024, 72 dpi)
  • A written presentation of yourself and your work (one A4 page minimum)

 The price does not include production, travel, or accommodation for the meetings. However we offer you a simple breakfast, a lunch and restaurant dinner (first night of the meetings). A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted to the Atelier Smedsby workshop, and the remaining 50% one week before the start of the workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choose one frequent question about photo Workshops:
Will you help us to find accommodation?

After confirmation of your enrolment in the workshop, a list of hotels for different budgets located in the vicinity of the workshop will be provided.

Different options for the Summer workshop. Please contact us for more informations.

What kind of material should I bring to the workshop?

For the One Year Workshop :

The photographs are taken outside the Paris meetings. You only need to bring your work in print or digital form to the workshop. We provide computers, projectors and scanners that can be used to present your work.

For the 5 days workshops in Paris (France) and Smedsby (Sweden):

You have to bring the caneras you use for your works.

Can I pay in several instalments?

We no longer accept payment in multiple instalments. A deposit of 50% of the course fee should be paid by bank transfer once your participation in the Atelier Smedsby has been confirmed. The balance should be paid one week after the start of the workshop.

Do you provides meals?

For the One Year Workshop :

We provide breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop as well as a welcome diner on the evening of your arrival.

For the 5 days workshop in Paris :

We provide breakfast and drinks during the day. Lunch and diner will ba taken outside and are not part of the price of the workshop.

For the 5 days workshop in Smedsby :

We provide breakfast, lunch and diner during all the workshop.

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