Review: No Man’s Land: A Workshop for Women

Written on September 23, 2019, posted in Review, Sarajevo

Part of "Portrait of Sarajevo". ©Anna Psaroudakis

May 9 – 11, 2019,
Instructors: Nichole Sobecki, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Sara Terry

In this spe­cial work­shop that took place dur­ing “VII in Sarajevo: Festival of the Image”, Sara Terry, Nichole Sobecki and Linda Bournane Engelberth worked with twenty-one women pho­tog­ra­phers to ele­vate their work to the next lev­el by high­light­ing women’s unique per­spec­tives. Spanning three days and aimed at com­mit­ted visu­al jour­nal­ist and artists, the work­shop was entire­ly free to cho­sen par­tic­i­pants. The group facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sions on the chal­lenges fac­ing female pho­to­jour­nal­ists and how to over­come them to carve out careers in this demand­ing indus­try, advice on pro­fes­sion­al net­work­ing, how to edit port­fo­lios, and strate­gies for find­ing and cre­at­ing paid work.

Throughout the three days, Linda, Nichole and Sara reviewed each participant’s work in group cri­tiques, giv­ing advice about how to devel­op their images and sto­ries. If the pho­tog­ra­ph­er had a body of work she had already start­ed, this work­shop was aimed at help­ing the pho­tog­ra­ph­er devel­op her ideas and take her work into new direc­tions. On the streets of Sarajevo, the instruc­tors worked with each stu­dent on tech­ni­cal details as well as how to shape quick vignettes of the city and its inhab­i­tants. On the final day, the group edit­ed and dis­cussed the work shot dur­ing the work­shop and put togeth­er a final screen­ing with this work.

“A Portrait of Sarajevo”

Check out some of the work stu­dents pro­duced dur­ing the No Man’s Land work­shop.

  • © Katja Goljat

  • © Katja Goljat

  • © Dijana Muminovic

  • © Dijana Muminovic

  • © Dijana Muminovic

  • © Jodi Hilton

  • © Ion Germina

  • © Mina Delic

  • © Mina Delic

  • © Anna Psaroudakis

  • © Anna Psaroudakis

  • © Anna Psaroudakis

  • © Jelena Jankovic

  • © Jelena Jankovic

  • © Iza Štrumbelj Oblak

  • © Iza Štrumbelj Oblak

  • © Imrana Kapetanovic