Atelier Smedsby: Workshop by JH Engstrom & Margot Wallard

France – 

The Atelier Smedsby workshop is a one-year distance learning class incorporating three individual/group meetings in Paris. In between meetings in Paris, the participants will report monthly on the progress of their works via Skype.

During these monthly reports, they will be able to ask questions, demonstrate the evolution of their work, receive evaluation and feedback and thus move forward in the accomplishment of their personal projects.

These monthly reports are the base of the workshop and we expect them to be well prepared by the participants. Of course the participants will have the possibility to communicate with Atelier Smedsby also between these monthly reports as well.

Atelier Smedsby work with an educational platform as a base for the participant’s work and development. The platform is a fantastic tool that we use for the individual Skype meetings every month. Here the participants can also communicate and exchange information with each other.We also have a Facebook page where we make suggestions about exhibitions, books and films etc…



  • Identify each participant’s visual language and define their photographic approach.
  • Encourage participants to realize both personal and assigned projects.
  • Follow the evolution of a photography project.
  • Help to develop, realize, and finalize each participant’s project.
  • Learn to critique the work of others, and one’s own, at both theoretical and practical levels.
  • Find methods for editing the participant´s work for either books or exhibitions.
  • Give advices and discuss how to present your work to school applications, publishers, prices, etc…
  • Discover photography culture.
  • Our most important objective is to increase the artistic independence for each and every participant.



    1st meeting (start of workshop) : Presentation of workshop and organizers. Group introduction of each participant, presenting and defining each person’s work. Individual meetings the next day to set up the photography project to be carried out during the year.

    2nd meeting : Group presentation of work accomplished since the first meeting. Critique and direction for the continuation of the projects.

    3rd meeting : Finalization and realization of works created during the year. Proposal for the continuation of certain projects.

    More detailed schedule will be given once the workshop starts.

    Every day we offer you a french breakfast, lunch with drinks and the first evening we offer you a dinner at a restaurant carrefully chosen by us. 



    PARTICIPANTS : 15 participants maximum

    • Any professional or enthusiast using photography as a means of artistic expression.
    • Creative art students looking for a different and complimentary input to their studies.
    • Professionals wishing to widen their horizons.
    • Enthusiasts wanting to consolidate their photography skills.

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