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  - edition SAGA

  with Elisabeth N. Aanes


19 Nov. 2020 - 10 June 2021


Our Mentor Group for SAGA will for the next season be a mix of online classes and week-end gatherings at SAGA. 

NORDphotography invites you to join our Mentor Program starting November 19TH.


This is a program that extends over 8 months and culminates with a group exhibit at SAGA which will be part of our summer exhibit program 2021. 



This is an mentorship program for photographers and photo-entusiast looking to work on long term project, with the goal of finishing a body of work within the length of the program. The topic and the extent of your project is up to you. Lectures, discussions and critique of student work will be the structure of the program. For our creative assignments we will find inspiration in The Photographers Playbook and Julia Cameron’s beloved book The Artist Way.

Each lecture will be tailored to each participant’s project, to give inspiration and guidance for further development. 

We will have 5 online meetings and 3 gatherings at SAGA. The online meetings will last for about 2,5 hours. The gatherings are 2 week-ends from Saturday to Sunday, and one mid-week from Wednesday to Friday (hanging the exhibit and exhibit opening at SAGA)


19 Nov. 7PM-9:30PM: online meeting in Zoom

17 Dec. 7PM-9:30PM: online meeting in Zoom


23-24 Jan. Start Saturday at 2PM, ends Sunday at 1PM: week-end gathering.

18 Feb. 7PM-9:30PM: online meeting in Zoom

19 Mar. 7PM-9:30PMonline meeting in Zoom

24-25 Apr. Start Saturday at 2Pm, ends Sunday at 1PM: week-end gathering.

20 Mai 7PM-9:30PM: online meeting in Zoom

9-11 Juni 2021: Start 5PM on Wednesday, ends after breakfast Friday.

Week-end gatherings at SAGA: We start our sessions at 2PM with lecture, image critic, and creative assignments and will work all day, just breaking for dinner (dinner is not included). During the week-end, mentor Elisabeth will conduct one-on-one meeting with everyone. On Sunday, after breakfast (included) we will spend the morning looking at the result of the assignment, have a shorter lecture, then gather for lunch (included), and wrap our week end session around 1PM. On our gathering at SAGA 9-11 June, our focus is to hang the group exhibit for The Mentor Program and conduct the opening, which will be on the evening of the 10TH. 


You should come to our Mentor Program with an idea of a project. It can be an old project you want to finish, or a new project you want to create. You might change your ideas during the programs course, but it is always good to have a couple of ideas from the start. Each participant are asked to show a minimum of 10 new images from their ongoing project to each group meetings for feedback and critic.


During this mentorprogram you will learn to develop a cohesive body of work, present work in a professional matter, critique other photographers work, respond to critique of your own work, and the process of planning and hanging an exhibit. NORDphotography's Mentor Program will help discover, develop or fine-tune each photographer’s creative voice.

The mentor program wraps with a group exhibition at SAGA where each participant displays a selection of images from their project. The exhibit, which is part of SAGA's Summer Exhibit will open in June 2021, and hang until mid August. 


As a participant in NORDphotography's mentorship program, you receive a 20% discount on the workshop fee on all workshops that take place at SAGA in the mentor year.


TUITION: NOK 16.000,- including mentor program and 2 week-end gatherings (1 night x 2 in single accommodation at SAGA, ink breakfast and lunch) and 1 week-day gathering (2 night in single accommodation at SAGA, ink breakfast and lunch). Travel expenses to/ from SAGA are not included. 

The tuition can be divided up in two separate payment:
Deposit to be paid before our first meeting: kr. 8.000,-
Balance to be paid before February 20TH 2021: kr. 8.000,-

You can choose to pay the full tuition with the deposit payment. We also offer payment plans, where you can divide the payment over a longer period. 

The cost of producing for the exhibit pieces (framed) is covered by each participant. It is up to the participant how they want the image presented, but the presentation must be accepted by SAGA. Gallery venue, vernissage, and market material (posters / advertisement / flyers) for the exhibition are included in the program fee.


After you have registered we will send you an e-mail asking for a link to your website or for you to send us examples of photos you have taken. We will also ask you to tell us what you hope to get out of the Mentor Program as well as highlight any project ideas you want to work with. This is to determine if our mentor group, and our Mentor Elisabeth is the right one for you. If you have questions about the mentor program, please contact Elisabeth on phone: +47 95 47 69 66

Our mentor meetings will be held at our creative center SAGA, Sundsøya 11, Inderoy

Full: NOK 16.000,-

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Deposit: NOK 8.000,-

Se payment details in the workshop description.

Registration on our workshops are binding



Elisabeth is the founder and CEO of NORDphotography and SAGA Center for Photography. She teaches NORDphotography’s mentor program in Oslo and at SAGA. Elisabeth took her photo-education in USA, and worked for several years with the world renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson. She  has also worked at the Polaroid Studio in NYC, and assisted photo-graphers like William Wegman and Timothy Greenfield Sanders.


Her work has been exhibited at The Photo District Gallery (NYC), CMCA (Maine - USA), DogA (Oslo), Trondhjem Kunstforening and Sekkefabrikken (Oslo) in addition to private galleris in USA and Norway. 
She holds the cover for Book 'The View Project' by Joyce Tenneson.

Elisabeth have been teaching the Mentor Program since 2011.

Instructor Replacement:


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.

Cancelation Rules:

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.

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