with Elizabeth Greenberg
19 - 24 Oct. 2021
SAGA, Inderøy, Norway
On this workshop with Elizabeth Greenberg you will explore how you can tell a story of a place, a memory, an experience by using metaphors you find in the landscape.
Even the most familiar and ordinary places have the ability to reveal clues that point to the mysteries of the past.
This class is not about landscape photography per se, but how you can use nature as a poetic tool to narrate a personal story. We will explore how findings in the landscape can be the perfect metaphors for a human
emotion or experience. Symbols and metaphors found in the landscape can also serve as bridges between the past and the present, the ordinary and the remarkable.
With our cameras, our hearts and our minds, we will search like archeologists, to seek for evidence of hidden secrets, stories of magic, mystery, love, loss, and memories of things never seen, to create our own personal story. Allowing our imagination to play, we will mix memories, personal narrative and history to create images that transform place, projecting the landscape forward and backward in time.
There will be image critic each day, excursion to explore the surrounding landscape and creative discussion in how you can use findings in the landscape as metaphors to build a personal narrative story.
NOK 10.200,- (deposit NOK 2.200,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.
Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.
SAGA / ACCOMMODATION:
The workshop takes place at our creative center SAGA in Norway.
Saga is a creative retreat center, with large spacious rooms, a homely atmosphere, and beautiful nature right outside the door. The stress of day to day life is left behind when you enter our center, so you can focus all your energy on expanding your creative talent and adopting new skills. SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organise alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range.
There are single beds in all of SAGA's hotel rooms. Most participants will have to share hotel room with one other participant of the same gender. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop.
To comply with Corona restrictions: we offer private rooms to our participants for the coming season (2021).
Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay is included in the accommodation fee.
If you are not staying at our hotel you can still be part of the meal plan.
Meal Plan: breakfast, varm lunch, coffe/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 455,-.
If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.
For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. There are one restaurant in walking distance to SAGA, and several in driving distance. Dinner is not included. Saga has a full liquor license.
PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:
Shared double-room: NOK 1.200,- per person pr night. The price includes shared double room, healthy breakfast, warm home-cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that can share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below.
Private room: NOK 1.350,- per night. Healthy breakfast, warm home-cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay.
Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart. SAGA accept Visa and MasterCard.
GETTING TO THE LOCATION:
The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to SAGA from (Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA): Oslo: 2 hours / Bodø: 2 hours / Copenhagen: 3 hours / Stockholm: 3 hours / New York: 12 hours (NYC+Oslo+Trondheim)
You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to Røra by train from: Oslo: 9 hours / Trondheim: 2 hours / Bodø: 9.5 hours / Storlien (Sweden): 3.5 hours. For the local train schedule see: www.vy.no
Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.
Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.
Full: NOK 10.200,-
Deposit: NOK 2.200,-
Se payment details in the workshop description.
Registration on our workshops are binding
WHEN TO ARRIVE:
The workshop starts on the 19TH of October at 7PM.
WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 24TH of October at 1 PM.
We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed on. The confirmation will happen no later then a month before the workshop start.
WHAT TO BRING:
You need to bring your camera, your laptop, and your usual photogear to this workshop.
Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (print or digital) to the class.
Elizabeth Greenberg is an artist and educator living in Maine. She received her BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College.
She worked for the legendary photographer Arnold Newman for a number of years, and had a career in the world of commercial photography in New York City, before she moved to Maine, where she is the VP of Academic Affairs at Maine Media Education.
She is an explorer of places. With her camera, Elizabeth explores as an archeologist of memories and myths. She looks for evidence of secrets, to tell stories of magic, mystery, love, loss, and memories of things never seen.
Elizabeth’s work was included in the 2019 Critical Mass Top 200 and has been exhibited throughout America.