THE PERSONAL PROJECT
with Anna Claren
September 5TH - 10TH 2023
SAGA, Inderøy, Norway
Join one of Scandinavias most recognised artist, Ann Clarén, on a workshop where you will learn to use your camera to connect to your emotions, and develop a narrative that leaves a more personal expression in your work.
'At first glance, Anna Clarén’s photographs appear frighteningly beautiful but underneath that surface is a kind of underlying unease that is evoked by the images’ thin, pale appearance. Her photographs are personal but because they bring what is private into the public sphere, we can all share in a life that perhaps we can all recognise ourselves in. The photos provoke questions about existence, belonging and the future. Clarén’s deeply personal photographs are simultaneously a universal narrative about being human’ - curator Maria Patella.
Anna will share her process and show images from her different projects with the class, as inspiration. Students will develop their own personal series of photographs during our time at SAGA, under the guidance of Anna. There will be image critic every day, some in group and some one-on-one. Anna also gives creative assignments to help participants develop a natural approach to find their angle into personal storytelling.
Further Anna will share with her students how you can create images that expresses emotional feelings. It is about using the camera to show what is felt, and not always what is seen. When you create images that convey your inner emotions, you will connect with your viewers in a deeper way, and your storytelling abilities will expand, as you will have combined what is in front of the lense, with how you are feeling on the inside.
NOK 12.000,- (deposit NOK 4.000,-). 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 than one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.
International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 6 % of the amount paid that will be added to the invoice. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.
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, an outdoor sauna, swimming dock 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. We hope that most participants are open to share hotel rooms with one other participant (of the same gender) during your stay at SAGA. This way we can house the whole class at our hotel. 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. If you prefer a single room, let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If we have no other person of your gender who opted for shared accommodation, we will offer you a single room.
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 home cocked 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 at SAGA you can still be part of the meal plan.
Meal Plan: big healthy breakfast, varm home cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 560,-.
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 ink. big healthy breakfast, varm home-cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout the day: NOK 1.260,- pr guest pr night.
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 offered a private room - see price below.
Private room ink. big healthy breakfast, varm home-cocked lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout the day: NOK 1.560,- pr night.
Your stay at SAGA also includes one session in our Iglucraft Sauna.
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 12.000,-
Deposit: NOK 4.000,-
Se payment details in the workshop description.
Registration on our workshops are binding
If we have to cancel the workshop due to Covid restriction, we will return all money paid to us.
WHEN TO ARRIVE:
The workshop starts on the 5TH of September at 7PM.
WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 10TH of September 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 than a month before the workshop start.
WHAT TO BRING:
You need to bring your camera, your laptop, and your usual photo-gear to this workshop.
Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (print or digital) to the class.
Anna Clarén is one of the most recognised Scandinavian photographer.
Her breakthrough came with her book “Holding” (2006). The photographs depicted her daily life for four summer months. The self-portraits were revealing and frank and regarded as innovative with their fragile, private mood. The book won the Swedish Photographic Book Award in 2006.
Annas lates project “When everything Changes”
is a deeply personal, and revealing story about a family and a marriage that is suddenly faced with the unexpected. Clarén stands as a sole author of a book, a genre-defying story with documentary images.
The project was presented as both a film and book at Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, April 2018.
Clarén is also Head of Education at the Nordic School of Photography.
It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.
We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.
For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund. NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.
Withdrawal and refund policy:
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
Enrolment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies: Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition. NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies.