Joakim Eskildsen

June 12-16, 2023

About the workshop

A WORLD YOU CAN BELIEVE IN

“What a wonderful world”, these are the famous words in Louis Armstrong’s song. What if your photographs could shift the world towards a more desirable direction? In this workshop, you will work around these thoughts and ideas. Danish documentary photographer Joakim Eskildsen, one of the most impactful photo artists of his generation, will endeavour to do just this with the participants during his five-day summer workshop on the island of Santorini.

You are encouraged to bring your past work (paper prints are appreciated, but digital form is also accepted), which will be reviewed during the workshop in an effort to highlight inner motives and enhance output. A small photographic task around the island, resulting a mini-exhibition, is also in store. Let alone Eskildsen’s invaluable way of putting things based on his dazzling hands-on experience.

Duration

June 12-16, 2023

Participants

12

Open for applications

January 31, 2023

Early bird price

980 € (VAT is included) until March 31, 2023

Normal price

1,100 € (VAT is included)

Submission's deadline

May 4, 2023

Language(s)

English

Payment

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 right after the submission deadline. Early bird admissions are limited and places will be sold in a first come basis.

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

Joakim Eskildsen

Joakim Eskildsen (Copenhagen 1971) is a Danish photographer based near Berlin, with a particular interest for nature as well as social and political themes, eager to understand the world he lives in. His work is shown internationally in museums, galleries, and art fairs. He has published books including Nordic Signs (1995), Bluetide (1997), iChickenMoon (1999), The Roma Journeys (Steidl 2007), American Realities (Steidl 2016), and Cornwall (2018) a poetic photographic study of the county. The monograph Cuban Studies, the result of extensive journeys through Cuba to investigate the changes the country, will shortly be released by Steidl (2022). He is currently working on his long-term project Home Works begun when his first child was born, as well as on his most recent project focusing on the eco-sociologic challenges of his immediate surroundings: Nothing Special. His work has been shown extensively in exhibitions including survey shows at Fotomuseum Winterthur, The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, and the Amos Anderson Museum in Helsinki and he is represented by Persons Projects Berlin, Polka Paris, Purdy Hicks London, Robert Morat Gallery and Kant Gallery Copenhagen.

Apply

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: palmtreeworkshops@gmail.com

or
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: www.thepalmtreeresidence.com

  • 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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