Cristina De Middel

12-16 July 2021

About the workshop

In this 5-day workshop we will explore the possibilities of translating visually a given narrative and a given story. Turning words and ideas into images is a magical process that happens in the brain and that we need to understand and control in order to boost our creativity and become eloquent visual communicators with a signature language. For 5 days we will be building a visual version of the book “The Magus” from John Fowles and using its mysterious and open-end narrative to explore the possibilities of visual storytelling and start defining our personal language. From the initial concept, to storyboarding, low budget production and alteration of our surroundings to fit the narrative, to sequencing and finally presenting the work in its final form, this workshop will address all the phases of the production process and will provide the participants with a working structure that should not only expand their creative practice, but also scaffold a new way of telling stories and using photography in any field.


12-16 July 2021



Submission's deadline

20 June 2021

Normal price

900 euros until 20-06-2021

Early bird price

800 euros until 25-05-2021




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% two weeks prior to the start of the workshop (28-06-2021).

All official regulations regarding the COVID-19 situation
will be taken into account.

Cristina De Middel

Cristina de Middel is a Spanish photographer whose work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth. Blending documentary and conceptual photographic practices, she plays with reconstructions and archetypes that blur the border between reality and fiction. After a 10-year career as a photojournalist and humanitarian photographer, De Middel stepped outside of the photojournalistic gaze. She then produced the critically acclaimed series The Afronauts in 2012, which explored the history of a failed space program in Zambia in the 1960s through staged reenactments of obscure narratives. Since 2012 De Middel has been continuously producing new bodies of work that question how photography can contribute to our full understanding of our multi-layered and complex world. Mixing fiction with straight documentary practices, and inserting her narrative in the traditional tools of mass communication, her work brings more questions than answers in an attempt to build up a critical sense in the audience. With more than 13 books published, Cristina De Middel has exhibited extensively internationally and has received numerous recognitions for her work, including being a finalist at the Deutsche Börse Prize, the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York, the Spanish National Award in Photography in 2017 and more recently the Leica Oskar Barnak award. Cristina de Middel is a Magnum Associate and lives and works between Mexico and Brazil.


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.

You can send them via email:

please fill in the form below:

Special features included in the price!

  • We encourage participants to arrive one day prior to the workshop beginning as we are offering a welcome dinner with local delicious food and wine from our organic garden. It’s a perfect occasion to meet all and enjoy dinner during sunset time at our veranda.

  • Breakfast and drinks are served during all days of the workshop.

  • You are welcomed to pick up any veggies or fruit from our organic garden.

  • A wonderful dinner is offered on the last day as a farewell to all the participants of the workshop.

Accommodation and practical information

  • We will be delighted to accommodate you at our Residence, please visit our website:

  • As our Residence cannot accommodate all participants, we encourage you to make your booking on time. A list of recommended hotels and rent rooms for different budgets located close to the workshop will be provided too.

  • Information for places to eat and drink within the village area will be given as well as local buses time tables, taxis, rent a car or scooter services, transportation from and to airport and harbor of Santorini, etc. We are here to make to provide you with all the necessary tips and facilities so please don’t hesitate to contact us for further requests.

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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