on Documenting the Everyday
Saturday 2 March and Saturday 16 March 2019, 10am - 4pm
In this workshop Sarah Pannell will draw on her experience, as a documentary photographer and photo-bookmaker to explore the idea of documenting ones own ‘backyard’ or ‘everyday’. Sarah's photograph's attain a specific quality through her use of framing and choice of perspective, as well as the subtle use of natural light in combination with often vibrant colours.
Held over two Saturdays, two weeks apart, participants will be briefed on creating a short sequence of photographs, to edit and discuss during the second session of the workshop. Combining landscape, street and documentary styles of photography, participants will be challenged to find interesting and original visual elements in their everyday life, endeavouring to create a sequence of photographs that weave a simple narrative.
Sarah Pannell is a Melbourne based documentary photographer whose work concerns culture, landscape and community both in Australia and abroad. Travelling regularly, Sarah’s work observes how a landscape is marked by both history and accelerated modernisation, capturing the tension between these different influences and the result when past and present collide.
With an interest in the photo-book, Sarah has produced a number of self-published titles including Sehir (2014) and The Territories (2015). Sarah’s education as an undergraduate in International Studies focussed on 20th century Middle Eastern politics and history which has led to her interest in the region, most recently in Iran and Egypt. Sarah’s forthcoming solo work explores the importance of hospitality in Iranian society as well as Iran’s unique urban and natural landscape, and will be released as a photo-book published by Perimeter Editions and Hillvale Photo, in early 2019. As the recipient of the British Journal of Photography’s 2017 Send Anywhere Award, Sarah travelled to Egypt in early 2018 to document the visible signs of decline in the country’s tourism industry and produced an editorial for the British Journal of Photography.
Image: Sarah Pannell, Jodogahama, Iwate, Japan 2017