THE STORY
  with Andrea Gjestvang

DATES:

October 11TH - 16TH

LOCATION:

SAGA, Inderøy, Norway

 

Join one of Norway's most successful photojournalist, in a workshop that focuses on creating good documentary stories with an intimate photographic approach.

Andrea Gjestvang
Andrea Gjestvang

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 

The Norwegian photojournalist Andrea Gjestvang is probably most known for her project “One Day in History”, with portraits of the young survivors of the 22ND of July 2011 terror attack at Utøya island, Norway. The project gained international recognition, exhibitions and awards, including the prestigious L'Iris d'Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year 2013.

This fall we are very pleased to be able to offer an in-person workshop with Andrea at our center SAGA in Norway. 

This workshop is for photographer who wants to develop their visual approach and create personal projects in the wide tradition of documentary photography.

During the workshop at Saga, Andrea will guide you through the process of finding the best visual approach for your project, how to work in the field, editing the result and finding the right audience for your work.

Andrea will generously share her own experience, how she works on different projects, and her approach from idea to publishing work, wether it is in some of the world’s most renowned magazines, or gallery exhibits.

 

Andrea will also explain how she builds a sustainable freelance career focusing on long-term projects that have a long life both in the editorial world and on the art scene.

The students will work on their own projects during the workshop stay. Each participant’s project will be reviewed and discussed in depth both in class and in a one-on-one session.

Experience with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom is helpful.

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 11.000,- (deposit NOK 3.000,-). 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. 

MEALS:
Saga is known for its 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, coffee/ 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 1.100,- 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. The price includes private room, 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: 

 

By Plane: 

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)

 

By Train: 

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

 

By Car: 

Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.

Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.

WORKSHOP TUITION:
Full: NOK 11.000,-

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Deposit: NOK 3.000,-
 

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 11TH of October at 7PM.

WHEN TO DEPART:

The workshop ends on the 16TH 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 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. 

ABOUT

ANDREA GJESTVANG 

Andrea Gjestvang is a Norwegian photographer based between Oslo and Berlin, where she takes on assignments and pursues long term personal documentary projects.

With an intimate photographic approach she explores contemporary social issues in the Northern hemisphere.

 

In 2012 she finished the project “One Day in History”, with portraits of the young survivors of the 22ND of July 2011 terror attack at Utøya, Norway.

 

Gjestvang has worked on assignment and published work in international publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, Stern, Newsweek Japan, M Le Monde and Mare magazine.

 

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Andrea Gjestvang is a member of Panos Pictures.

Instructor Replacement:

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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.