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A quest for aesthetics


KATHMANDU, JAN 17 -

Norwegian photographer and writer Morten Krogvold, known primarily for his bold black-and-white portraits of a number of world personalities, has been teaching his skills in Norway and beyond, conducting a staggering number of workshops in all. Photo.circle is now calling for applications to Krogvold’s first workshop in Nepal, to be held in the first week of February, which is set to allow photographers here to benefit from his expansive experience and discerning eye.

Aesthetics of Photography, scheduled between February 6-10, will comprise of Krogvold examining the portfolios of participants, and assessing their skills in terms of composition, light, printing and craftsmanship, following which he will be giving them specific advice regarding areas on which they can improve and what he believes they should focus on. Morten is known for his lively and engaging teaching techniques, wherein he employs various mediums like painting, literature, sculpture and music to incite creativity and inspire

students to go beyond conventions in their photographic pursuits, and his sessions here will no doubt see the same sort of energy.

Krogvold’s credentials are, after all, extensive: he was appointed Knight of the Order of St. Olav in 2005, received the Hasselblad master award in 2002 and he has been creative director for the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, Norway, from 2006-2012. Through this workshop, the photographer is hoping to nurture and develop the participants’ aesthetics in photography, focusing on developing a single image via a variety of assignments throughout the five days.

The workshop will be held at photo.circle’s premises in Jhamsikhel, between

9 am - 6 pm every day. Fees are Rs 4,000 per person (including meals)

Posted on: 2013-01-17 09:02