Photo­graphy Workshop with
Martina Hoogland Ivanow

Isolation and belonging, working with juxtapositions in photography

Salt Galata

November 22 – November 27, 2015

SALT Galata, Workshop II-III

SALT and Geniş Açı Project Office’s collaboration on photography events continues with Photography Workshop by Martina Hoogland Ivanow. Participants will be invited to focus on a personal theme and their final works will be publicly presented at SALT Galata on November 27.

Swedish photographer Martina Hoogland Ivanow’s photographic image is the last link of a chain, which ties isolated observations to comprehensive insight, telling of the complexity of life. The use of dark, fascinating aesthetics in her works raises a number of questions concerning the “outside” as well as the condition of being an outsider. As such, her inquiries comprise not only the subject, but also the viewer of the image. “To me” says Hoogland Ivanow, “photography means to work with the unconscious, with technique but also with reality. I want to create a room for the viewer and I want to deal with questions rather than answers.”

The workshop will start with close presentations and a debate by Hoogland Ivanow and participants on November 22. On the second day, participants will be asked to present two separate five-image selections of what they consider their most and least pleasing works, in order to initiate a group discussion. Later they will focus on their own projects, on which they will individually exchange views with Hoogland Ivanow. Their works will be shared publicly on the last day in the workshop space.

To apply you may fill out the online application form, providing a link of your portfolio with a maximum of 30 photographs selected from one or two series until October 26. Upon Geniş Açı Project Office’s evaluation of applications, ten selected participants will be notified by October 30 for the workshop. Please note that participants are expected to present their physical print portfolios to the workshop.

Hoogland Ivanow will also conduct a Portfolio Review with a second group of applicants on November 25. Selected participants will be notified in early November.

The workshop will be held in English and free of charge.

Photography Workshop by Martina Hoogland Ivanow is supported by the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul.

For questions and detailed information:
Geniş Açı Project Office
0212 251 7003

Martina Hoogland Ivanow, born in Stockholm in 1973, at the age of 18 moved to Paris and later New York, to study photography, and became an established fashion photographer in London in the 1990s. At the beginning of the 2000s she decided to move back to Stockholm, where she still lives and works, in order to focus on her artistic projects. Hoogland Ivanow’s work has been exhibited at Moderna Museet (Stockholm), The Barbican (London), Gun Gallery (Stockholm), Kulturhuset (Stockholm), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin) and Hermes Foundation (New York). She has received numerous grants, awards and residencies including the two year working grant from the Swedish Art Council and support from Längmanska Kulturstiftelsen and Swedish Art Council for her latest publication. She has three published books: Far too Close (SteidlMACK, 2011); Speedway (Livraison, 2013) and Circular Wait + Satellite (Livrasion and Art and Theory Publishing, 2015).