Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2019


This workshop during the Festival la Gacilly-Baden Photo focuses on preparing an impressive personal portfolio that can be presented publicly or privately. It is aimed at photographers who wish to delve deeper into subjects they are currently working on, and receive feedback on their artistic process.


Important topics that will be covered include:
1. Concept development and critical reflection
2. Identifying a personal vision & intention
3. Defining an individual work methodology 
4. Formulating an artistic discourse in relation to projects
5. Selection and sequencing of images / creating a portfolio
6. Finding the right context and presentation for your work


This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to critically reflect on their portfolios in various forms and formats. Participants will be expected to bring a recent project to work with, or any work they wish to receive feedback on. Each individual project will be discussed in the group, which will then be edited, sequenced and prepared for potential presentation formats.

This 1-day workshop will be held in the form of group discussions and individual consultations. Workshop participants should be able to show a good level of photographic aptitude and a desire to learn. Candidates will be expected to develop a positive attitude towards self-reflection, discussion and constructive critique. Participants should prepare their project materials ahead of the workshop.



Prepare a portfolio of work that you wish to edit, sequence and critically reflect on. Also bring plenty of extra material, your archive, or photographs that may not initially be part of your selection. Your portfolio can be either digitally presented or printed.


Max Pinckers

Born in Brussels in 1988, the Belgian photographer uses his work to explore strategies of visual storytelling in documentary photography. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent from 2008 to 2012. Since then, Pinckers has published four books, and exhibited nationally and internationally many times. He founded Lyre Press publishers, and was previously a LOBA finalist in 2016 with his series “Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself” and LOBA winner with his series „Red Ink“ in 2018.





Rathaus Baden, Gewölbezimmer im 1. Stock, Hauptplatz 1 - 2500 Baden

29.06.2019 | 09:30 – 16:30 Uhr

€ 190,- pp.



Max Pinckers


lunchtime snack, coffee and drinks
Leica Akademie Certificate
max. participants: 9 persons
min. participants: 4 persons
workshop held in English language



Leica Store Wien | Walfischgasse 1 | 1010 Wien,
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