Bieke Depoorter

29 April - 3 May 2024

About the workshop



There is, or so the cliché goes, a special bond being forged between photographers and their human subjects. For award-winning  Magnum photographer  photographer Bieke Depoorter the relationships she establishes with the protagonists of her photographs lie at the very foundation of her artistic practice. Thus, accidental encounters may turn into the starting point of a project, while the medium and its limits are invariably put to the test in several of her works.

During her five-day workshop, you will work on a personal project of your choice that at first glance may seem challenging and daunting. Through group and individual discussions, you will learn how to develop it further using her own practice approach.

Bieke pledges to guide you up close and personal. Working on the specific needs of each participant, she aims to turn the event into an opportunity for everyone to face challenges and doubts surrounding photography in general, or their own practice in particular.

You are encouraged to bring along existing work or ideas for future projects, which you wish to think through.

Last but not least, collaboration and team work constitute integral elements of Depoorter’s practice; elements that she aspires to infuse into her Santorini workshop.


5 days



Open for applications

1 -12 – 2023

Early bird price

980e until 29-2-2024 (price include vat, daily breakfast and 2 dinners)

Normal price

(price include vat, daily breakfast and 2 dinners)

Submission's deadline

31 March 2024




Fees will be payed in two installments.
A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted in the workshop, (you will be notified by email) and the remaining 50% must be deposited 10 days before the submission deadline. Early bird admissions are limited and places will be sold in a first come basis.

Bieke Depoorter

Bieke Depoorter received a master’s degree in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in 2009. Three years later, at 25 years old, she was designated as nominee of the photo cooperative Magnum Photos, becoming a full member in 2016. She has won several awards and honors, including the Magnum Expression Award, The Larry Sultan Award and the Prix Levallois. In 2022 she was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Foundation Photography Prize with her solo exhibition “A Chance Encounter” at C/O Berlin. Depoorter has published five books: “A.”, “Ou Menya”, “I am About to Call it a Day”, “As it May Be”, and “Sète#15” collaborating with publishing firms such as Aperture, Editions Xavier Barral, Edition Patrick Frey, Lannoo, Hannibal, and Le bec en l’air. In 2020, Depoorter, together with Tom Callemin, started her own publishing platform, Des Palais.
Bieke Depoorter_by Sebastian Steveniers@The Palm Tree Workshops


In order to apply for a placement in the workshop, please send us a zip file with:
1) a short cv,  2) up to 10 images (jpg format, maximum size 1024p, 72dpi) and  3) a statement.

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Terms and conditions

  • There is a limited number of spaces on the workshop, the places will be sold on a first come basis.
  • We reserve the right to cancel this event when we do not reach the minimum number of participants. In the unlikely event of cancellation, participants will be given at least 1-week advance notice and a full refund.
  • If you decide to cancel for any reason, and notify us at least 40 days before the starting day of the workshop, we will reimburse all fees. After that time frame, you will lose your deposit.
  • The workshop fee does not include transport, accommodation or ground expenses.
  • Every participant has to bring it’s own equipment (camera and laptop).

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