The project is addressed to 28 young people from Visegrad countries, taking part in an 9-day workshop on pinhole photography in Poland. Youngsters are going to creatively construct a pinhole cameras using cans, boxes, other recycling stuff, and also some photosensitive paper, with the use of which they are going to take photos on location. Their works will be crowned with the local exhibition in one of the city galleries on the last day of the workshop.
The topic of workshop is pinhole photography - a special technique of taking photos by the use of pinhole camera. Camera is a simple optical device being a prototype of camera. Pinhole photography is non-lens photography. Lens is replaced by a small hole which light gets through and a picture arises in a camera. Pinhole cameras can be small or big, improvised or designed with pietism. They can be made of shells, cartons, cans, tins, boxes. Pinhole camera is usually a box with a small hole on one side and with a film placed on the other side. Pinhole cameras are used in science, art and for play. Popularity of this kind of photography caused a young group of people from 2 partner organisations to initiate the idea of that workshop, during which we will pass the young participants valuable knowledge about historical, aesthetic and technical aspects of this tendency. On the worskhops participants are supposed to construct their own pinhole cameras and take their own photos. Taking photos by the use of camera made single-handedly gives a lot of joy. The workshop will stimulate and reinforce imagination, and support as well students and instructors’ creativity. This technique is a simple way of recording an image which gives impressive effects. The photos taken in this way present the world form a completely different perspective.
Euro Event (Poland)
Laterna Magica (Hungary)
Schola Empirica (Czech Republic)
Hungarian partner: Kisképző, Képző- és Iparművészeti Szakgimnázium és Kollégium