WRITING & PHOTOGRAPHY
with Sal Taylor Kydd
21 - 26 Sept. 2021
SAGA, Inderøy, Norway
In this workshop we will take a deep dive into understanding how your images and your writing can work together to enhance your narrative.
This is a class for photographers who are looking to expand their photography practice in combination with the written word.
From writing exercises to daily photo shoots and lectures we will unpack what you are trying to say with your work and how the intersection of photography and writing can best help tell your story.
Examples of artists who combine text and image in various forms both on and off the page will be shared for inspiration.
Each day will include opportunity for critique of your images, as well as writing and editing of your text. All forms of writing are encouraged from prose to poetry.
We will also work together on the sequencing of text and image to create unexpected moments and spend time creating a tight edit of your work.
This is a class for photographers who are looking to expand their photography practice in combination with the written word. We hope for each participant to leave this workshop with a new portfolio, or serie where text and images works together to express your creative abilities.
Experience with Adobe Indesign is helpful but not essential.
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.
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 4% of the amount paid. 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, 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.
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. The price includes shared double room, 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 a private room, 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 21TH of September at 7PM.
WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 26TH 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 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. You can also bring text you have written which you want feedback on.
SAL TAYLOR KYDD:
Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages from Manchester University in the UK and has an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College.
Sal is a writer and poet, and has self-published a number of books combining her poetry with her photographs. Her books are in numerous private and museum collections throughout the country including The Getty Museum and the Maine Women Writer’s Collection at the University of New
England. Sal’s latest artist book is The Call, a hand-made letterpress artist book. Her book of poems and photographs, Just When I Thought I Had You, is now in it's second edition.
Sal also teaches and is on the
board of Maine Media Workshops & College in Rockport ME.