Bruno Barbey

Sat/Sun, Sept 09/10, 2017, 10am–6pm
Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Registration deadline: August 25, 2017

Bruno Barbey

Bruno Barbey, 2006 © Bruno Barbey / Magnum Photos

Amazon River

Photo: The Amazon river, Leticia, Amazonas, Brazil, 1966 © Bruno Barbey / Magnum Photos


Photo: Moulay Ismael Mausoleum (Muslim shrine), Meknes, Morocco, 1985 © Bruno Barbey / Magnum Photos

Themes: street photography, photo essay, portfolio review

Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey (*1941), known for his emotional picture language and global themes in black and white and colour photography, is one of the most accomplished and honoured photographers of our time. In particular it is the harmonious use of light and colour which are signature to Barbey’s photography. In this workshop Barbey will give a brief introduction with images giving tips to understanding light, composition and working intuitively on the street. After short portfolio reviews of everyone’s work in the group, assignments will be given to the participants. After shooting sessions in the city environment a selection of images will be given up for overnight printing. On the second day different forms of editing will be discussed. Barbey will speak further about the challenges and changes in photojournalism today.

The workshop will be held in English.

Bruno Barbey (*1941 in Morocco) studied at the École des Arts et Métiers in Vevey (Switzerland). Although he doesn’t see himself as a war photographer, in the last 40 years he has photographed conflicts in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Near East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ireland, Irak and Kuwait. Since his photo-work on the French student demonstrations of 1968, he has been a member of Magnum Photos.

Bruno Barbey’s photographs have been published in most of the world’s major magazines, to name a few Stern, Vogue, National Geographic, Time, Life and Paris Match. Several photo books of his work have been published as among others his photo essay Les Italiens (2002), his monography Maroc (2003–2004) and the major photo book Passages (2016), Edition from de La Martinière.

Barbey has received numerous awards for his work including the French National Order of Merit. His photographs have been exhibited worldwide and are included in diverse museum collections. The Maison Européenne de la Photographie gave him a large retrospective in 2015/2016 that was later exhibited at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. Starting in September 2017, the exhibition “Passages” will be shown at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt. In 2016, he became a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Paris, France.

Bruno Barbey (website)