“…Five years after its birth, The RAW Society organizes photographic workshops in Nepal, Morocco, Cuba, India…on a recurring basis. Moving away from technique and precision, Jorge and Christelle opted to experience each destination they went to in a ‘raw’ way and share that feeling with all the members of their community…”
About Christelle Enquist
Photographer & co-founder of The Raw Society.
With over 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising, in 2016 Christelle gave up her career to pursue photography.
Her work has been exhibited in Australia, USA, Belgium and Nepal and will be featured in a book published by Penguin Randomhouse that reunites 100 female street photographers this coming March 2021.
Albert Camus, Nobel prize winner and son of Menorquin immigrants, developed in his many writings and plays, the idea of the Absurd: a concept defined as the disharmony between our pursuit of meaning in life in an essentially meaningless and indifferent universe.
It has been a crazy few weeks of workshops, hosting guest mentors, finishing off projects, preparing new ones etc. so it’s always nice to take a break, especially when it to be interviewed by the three wonderful and talented ladies from Observadores Urbanos.
With a rising number of women throughout the world picking up their cameras and capturing their surroundings, this book explores the work of 100 women (including our very own co-founder, Christelle Enquist) and the experiences behind their greatest images.
The challenge assigned was to photograph for a set amount of time per day (to avoid getting into trouble with our family members for not spending time with them) and to do a series of “Street photography without people, but with traces of them.”
Beautifully colourful with playfully juxtaposed scenes that turn the mundane into something poetic and often complex to the point that his photographs transcend reality, Gustavo Minas has managed to create a voice and style that is unmistakably his.
This assignment was set to get you all working on portraits, with the extra challenge of photographing someone who was opposite to you (in their way of thinking, character, background etc.)…We had some great entries overall but our winner went beyond the assignment with a very intimate, personal and introspective take on the challenge.
Photojournalist, film-maker, educator mentor and member of VII Photo Agency, Ed Kashi has been exploring geopolitical and social issues for over 40 years.
Things are slowly starting to ‘normalise’ and in most countries people are able to go out to a greater or lesser extent, and I imagine that most of you have been out or are eager to go out and use your cameras! So, with that in mind, I thought I would propose an assignment for all of you to do in order to get back into the game and experience what it is like to be on assignment for a magazine (in this case it’ll be for our blog and Instagram instead 😉 ).
Anyone interested in documentary photography will know the name John Stanmeyer (if you don’t, all the more reason to keep reading :).
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