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MAGNUM OPPORTUNITY

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH JONAS BENDIKSEN

Whether you are a professional or a keen amateur photographer, for those who love photography, this is a rare opportunity. This June, renowned Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen will come to Mustique for a 5-day photography experience. The week will contain a mixture of discussions, tutorials and workshops, as well as several “field trips” both on island and also one on the mainland, St. Vincent.

The experience begins with Jonas honing in on the visual inspiration that each guest has found most impactful in their own photography before he takes the lead on a thrilling series of photography workshops in the field. Explore some of the island’s most spectacular and historic villas through the theme ‘Place, Textures and Light’, and capture the interplay of the natural and the manmade.

Each day will feature a different theme; Inspirations and Concepts; Place, Textures and Light; Storytelling; Documenting Nature; Industry Insights. The practical sessions will focus on a mixture of architectural / interiors, nature & reportage photography. Most of the week will be spent exploring Mustique but there is also a day on location in St. Vincent and a boat trip to capture the island from a unique perspective.

Creative workshops will enhance guests’ practical know-how through the application of creative angles and unexpected vantage points, with an emphasis on developing a closer understanding of camera techniques and technologies and more robust selection and digital photo-editing practices.

This workshop will run from 10-16 June 2023.  There are a limited number of spaces available so to find out more information and to book your place, please contact Alice Cunningham.

INSPIRATION

A selection of images by Jonas Bendiksen

1. Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos. Norway, Geiranger fjord. 2016.
2. Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos. North Macedonia, Veles. 2020.
3. Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos. Norway, Trollstigen. 2016.
4. Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos. Greenland, Oqaatsut. 2018.
5. Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos. Norway, Vesteraalen. 2012.

JONAS BENDIKSEN


Jonas Bendiksen is a critically-acclaimed Magnum photographer who has made a name for himself shooting the stories of isolated communities around the world.

For this journey Jonas will take the lead in getting to the heart of Mustique and its neighbouring islands, and capturing the unique interplay of its land, water, wildlife and peoples.

Jonas Bendiksen’s sharply evocative images explore themes of community, faith and identity with unsparing honesty. He has made major bodies of work all over the world, at the same time as he always also photographs the daily rhythms of life at home. As well as many critically acclaimed long-form projects he has also produced significant work for many commercial and editorial clients.

His editorial clients include magazines such as National Geographic, Stern, TIME, Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian Weekend. On the commercial side, he has done projects for HSBC, Canon, FUJI, BCG, Red Bull and Land Rover.

Bendiksen became a nominee of Magnum Photos in 2004 and a member in 2008. He lives with his wife and three children outside Oslo, Norway.