BALI/INDONESIA 21st Nov- 26th Nov 2011

In Workshop News on February 3, 2011 at 7:21 AM

Funeral Ubud, Bali.     Photograph by Jack Picone

21st Nov- 26th Nov 2011  

Jack Picone Photography Workshops
A Dupont and Picone Event

The Jack Picone Photography Workshops is a series of photography workshops on location in the most fascinating cities and outposts of Asia and the Pacific. Interacting closely with world-renowned photojournalists with long experience in the region, participants take on assignments aimed at advancing their photographic skills and vision. The intensive dawn-to-dusk courses involve challenging fieldwork, formal and informal critiques, editing sessions, evening projections and open discussion. In a stunning Asian setting, participants fully engage with the local culture and environment, and learn how to create photographic reportage to the highest standard.



21st Nov- 26th Nov

The Jack Picone Photography Workshops will hold its next roving workshop in Bali. Bali is one of the world’s most atmospheric and exotic islands. Even with its significant subscription to dollar generating tourism this lush island retains its unique aura of magic, mysticism and tradition. The small island is home to roughly three and half million inhabitants. Part of the far-reaching Indonesian archipelago, the island of Bali is a land of sacred temples and mystic beauty unparallel anywhere in the world. From the rolling waves of Kuta beach to the marine wonders of Nusa Island, this is geographic perfection. Documenting Bali is a journey into the minds and hearts of the beautiful Balinese people and their ancient culture. A tapestry of art, religion and music, Bali itself, seduces the visitor with painted sunsets and and vast green rice paddies that are sometimes referred to as “masterpieces of the gods.”

What the Travel Guides say:

Bali may be small in size – you can drive around the entire coast in one long day – but its prominence as a destination is huge, and rightfully so. Ask travelers what Bali means to them and you’ll get as many answers as there are flowers on a frangipani tree. Virescent rice terraces, pulse-pounding surf, enchanting temple ceremonies, mesmerizing dance performances and ribbons of beaches are just some of the images people cherish.

Small obviously doesn’t mean limited. The manic whirl of Kuta segues into the luxury of Seminyak. The artistic swirl of Ubud is a counterpoint to misty treks amid the volcanoes. Mellow beach towns like Amed, Lovina and Pemuteran can be found right round the coast and just offshore is the laid-back idyll of Nusa Lembongan.
As you stumble upon the exquisite little offerings left all over the island that materialize as if by magic, you’ll see that the tiny tapestry of colors and textures is a metaphor for Bali itself.

Award-winning documentary photographer and Jack Picone will work in tandem with workshop partner Stephen Dupont, acclaimed photojournalist and filmmaker. Both Steve and Jack along with renowned guest tutors David Dare Parker and Ed Giles will be there to critique and edit participants’ work one-on-one, and also take part in evening projections and discussions.

An introductory get-together will be held on the evening prior to the workshop’s formal start. Like any working documentary photographer, you will be given an assignment brief to interpret as you wish. (The brief will be announced prior to the workshop to give you time to research possible subjects before you arrive.)

The aim is to produce a documentary photo essay with a striking visual narrative, to be shown on the final evening of the workshop. Tutors will hold individual and group sessions to supervise and edit the assignments, and dialogue intensively on topics such as photographic composition, portraiture, advanced camera techniques, how to research ideas and tell an original story, how to market a body of work, and how to hone your personal style.

The workshop’s schedule will be demanding but highly rewarding. Tutors and field assistants will be on hand constantly to help navigate any areas of difficulty and discuss all your photographic concerns. Interpreters can also be arranged where necessary.

Traditional Photo Essay and Multimedia

During the workshop participants will have an option to produce a completed photo essay within documentary tradition or in a more contemporary context-a multimedia. In both cases, tutors will be on hand to guide you through the respective process.

Cost: US$2,500. Includes all workshop sessions. Workshop cost does not include travel costs to Bali and accommodation.

Application: The workshop is strictly limited to 16 participants. A $500 deposit will be required at the time of booking to secure a place. Book early to avoid disappointment.

To receive further information or to request a registration form, please contact:

This workshop event is proudly sponsored by Fuji Australia.

Jack Picone

Stephen Dupont


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