Workshop inspired by Brassaï
Inspire yourself with Brassaï's street photography and learn how to capture Amsterdam during dusk.

ATTENTION: This event is sold-out.

Brassaï (1899- 1984) created countless iconic images of 1930s Parisian life. He was famous for capturing the grittier aspects of the city, but also documented high society, including the ballet, opera, and intellectuals - among them his friends and contemporaries like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Henri Matisse.

The workshop starts with a participatory tour through the exhibition of Brassaï, during which you will get inspired by the theme and work ethic of the photographer. Inspired by this tour, you will then start working on the assignment of the workshop. Within the themes of Brassaï, you will photograph in black and white and discover the still life, people in cafés and street scenes during Brassaïs’ most loved time of the day. During the workshop you will be guided by a professional museum teacher.

The workshop will finish with showing and discussing each other’s results. You can choose your best results and have a few options on printing them. All results will be sent to you digitally and of course you can take your analogue work with you.

On the Boulevard Saint-Jacques, 1930-1932 © Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris

A limited amount of spots is available, so be sure to sign up in time. The workshop will be organised in Dutch (7 November) and English (14 November). Please make sure you choose the right date when signing up, as it is not possible to change dates or cancel without charge after your purchase has been made.

Foam provides Olympus OM-D cameras for this workshop. Of course, you are free to use your own camera if preferable. In that case, remember to bring a fully charged battery, an empty SD card and a transfer cable. The use of your own materials is at your own risk.

Brassaï is organised by Fundación MAPFRE in collaboration with Foam.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Workshop inspired by Brassaï