Microgrant 22: Medellín Foto Camp 2018

Medellín Foto Camp 2018
Location: Barbosa, Antioquia, Colombia
Amount raised: $1,000

Medellín Foto Camp 2018 was held over a weekend in mid-December in Barbosa, Antioquia at the home of Board Member Gabriel Mario Vélez. Thomas Locke Hobbs and Sebastian Collett joined us as guest artists.

Two former Fototazo microgrant recipients - Natalia Lopera and Juliana Henao - took part in the workshop in a mentorship role. They both helped to plan and also took part in the event. Transitioning former grant recipients into an expanded role as mentors will allow them to further their learning process by passing onwards what they have learned in previous experiences and also enrich the experience for new participants by providing more voices and perspectives during our events. Former grant recipient Andrés Sanchez also helped in the planning of the event, but was unable to attend.

Six new participants attended: Sofía Rojas, Walter Londoño, Mariana Betancur, Camilo Pérez, Lina Piedrahita and Byron Pazmiño. All are current students at La Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín.

The group spent three days and two nights in Barbosa. During the mornings we critiqued the work brought to the workshop by participants and in the afternoons, Thomas and Sebastian taught the group how to work with a 4x5 field camera. This was the first experience for all participants with a larger format camera and also a first experience for the majority in the darkroom.

Thank you to our donors for providing a memorable and enriching weekend for each participant.

Welcome dinner in Barbosa

Natalia sharing her work during critque

Sofía between critiques

Thomas explaining how to load film during the large format camera workshop

Thomas during the large format camera workshop

Sofía, Natalia and Walter relaxing at the end of the day

Sebastian being photographed by Mariana during the second day of the large format camera workshop

Photograph on paper negative made during the workshop

Photograph on paper negative made during the workshop