Photographing the spirit of music – workshop

Photographing the spirit of music is a unique workshop on noble photography techniques and an adventure with photography from a time before mobile phones and fast shooting digital compact cameras appear. For two festival days you can turn into a photographer from the beginning of the 20th century who uses a large-format camera, carefully chooses the frame, has no option to take series of photos and has only a limited number of collodion-covered glass plates at hand. The participants will have a unique opportunity to photograph both artists and the atmosphere of East of Culture – Different sounds 2017 using old-type cameras. At the end, the created works will be displayed inside Festival club.

Roman Kravchenko – Born in 1957 , photographer, historian, journalist. He’s one of a few artists in Poland practising the art of ambrotype, a unique 19th-century technique of printing photographs on glass. Ambrotype is an elite technique practised only by about 100 artists around the world. Kravchenko’s ambrotypes are magical depictions of contemporary Poland and Poles. His exhibitions and workshops in Poland and Ukraine attract many young photographers and his artistic oeuvre is valued by photographers and collectors around the world. Working in Poland over the last few years, Mr Kravchenko has developed his own photographic practices and, most importantly, passed his knowledge and skills on to young Polish photographers. This is why it is no exaggeration to say that he has created a new school of ambrotype photography in Poland. Moreover, as a resident of Crimea, Mr Kravchenko was an informal ambassador of the Polish culture.He organised an exhibition dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz and the Crimean Sonnets in Bakhchysarai and ran numerous plain air workshops for Polish photographers.

Preparatory Workshop, 24 June 2017, 10:00-14:00 | Photography Workshop in the Hartwig Alley
7-8 July 2017, 12:00-18:00 | Festival Club, Lublin Castle Błonia


The workshop requires advance registration. To register, please call T: 81 533 08 18 (Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00). The number of places is limited. The workshop is free.