Stephen Kelly and PICZ are offering a two-day reportage Workshop on Sat, 18th and Sun, 19th of November, to explore and develop your skills as street-documentary photographers in Zurich`s unique city streets, which are alive with activity, colour and history.

Date(s) - Saturday, 18/11/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Stephens approach is quiet and considered when working on his street reportage series: “I work in confined spaces. It may be one street or within the walls of one building, but every wall, stairwell, room, back alley is massively important to me. This approach makes you as the photographer slow down, both mentally and physically. You need to think creatively, have control, be patient and wait for the right moments…it’s slow journalism”.

Street reportage by Stephen Kelly

© Stephen Kelly

We will use the area near Zürich Hauptbahnhof as our reportage playground, where we will create a series of unique and playful images of street life in Zurich.

Saturday will be dedicated solely to photographing in the streets, with Stephen on hand to give immediate feedback and guidance. On Sunday, the participants will continue photographing, but Stephen will also set up an ‘editing base’, where each participant will receive a 30 minute session, to look through the work produced, ask any questions and gain instant advice before heading back onto the streets.

Street reportage by Stephen Kelly

© Stephen Kelly

Schedule and detail

November 18th

10.00am: Group convenes at the ‘Grande Café & Bar’ for a coffee and introduction to the workshop, followed by ‘quick fire’ introductory tutorials with each participant.

10.30am – 12.30pm: Participants photograph in the specified area, while Stephen is available to guide and answer questions as each participant requires.

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Independent lunch.

1.30pm – 4.00pm: Photographing continues in the specified area, while Stephen is present to guide and answer questions.

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Convene inside ‘Brasserie Federal’ for de-brief and social drinks.

November 19th

10.00am: We meet again at `Grande Café & Bar’ for a coffee and refresh of the previous day’s work and questions. Stephen presents the timetable of editing-sessions.

10.30am – 1.00pm: Participants photograph in the specified area, while the editing program commences.

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Independent lunch.

2.00pm – 4.30pm: Participants photograph in the specified area while editing sessions continue.

4.30pm – 5.00pm: We conclude with a debrief and drink in the ‘Brasserie Federal’.

Street reportage by Stephen Kelly

© Stephen Kelly

Before the workshop commences, Stephen wants the participants to consider what is needed to make a short series of street reportage images. Think about how you can use a personal approach of trying to capture the essence of a place, always thinking about composition, form, colour and light.

You will also need a digital camera and some sort of mobile phone for communication during the workshop.

About Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly was born in England and grew up in Lagos, Muscat, Hong Kong and London. Stephen is a photographer whose personal work explores how urban and economic development is shaping and transforming landscapes, communities and identities. After studying documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport, Stephen committed himself to developing long term personal projects in China and Myanmar. You can find out more at stephenkellystudio.



Ticket price

PICZ Members: CHF200
Guests: CHF300

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Cancellation policy

No refund is possible for cancellation at this point, except we have enough other participants to fill the workshop or if another participant registers to replace you personally.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Attendees registered:

  • piero
  • Werner
  • GIN
  • Hicham
  • saraht
  • Klaus