Creating a Sense of Place by Investigating Space

Workshop with Beatrix Reinhardt

Beatrix Reinhardt, Pathfinder, Gun Hunting Club Fulton

Spaces - urban, private, public, interior and exterior, can hold a complex embodiment of meanings. The stone, steel, and mortar of a city or a landscape hold embedded imprints of the collective aspirations of different eras. These are some notions that have motivated and inspired my works over the last decade.

Participants of this two-day workshop will develop their notion about place and space, and create a portfolio that starts to investigate the possibilities.

Day 1:
The workshop will start with discussing participant’s existing portfolios. Please bring a portfolio of 20 photographs, preferable all images from the same body of work. The remaining day we will develop ideas of the individual projects by considering the portfolios we have reviewed, and by looking at and discussing work of photographers who employ similar notions, and by gaining familiarity with relevant conceptual and historical underpinnings. The remaining day, after the individual projects (or possibly collaborations) are established, we will start to photograph. Can your idea be visualized?

Some readings I will refer to I will bring in electronic from. If you are interested in them, please bring a flash drive. Please bring a tripod if possible.

Day 2:
In the morning the participants photograph their individual projects. We will meet for lunch and exchange our experiences and discuss any technical or conceptual issue that came up. Participants who are interested in having an individual meeting to discuss technical and artistic aspects of their work can do so in the early afternoon. Issues of presentation and further development of the project will be discussed as well. The remaining day participants will continue photographing their individual projects. At the end of the day, participants will share their work.

During these two days participants are encouraged to ask questions about any issue related to photography. If there is an interest in getting a reading list about a particular topic, please let me know. I would be happy to provide one. I had the great fortune to partake in several artist-in-residencies. Any information you might be interested in – please ask.



Beatrix Reinhardt

Beatrix Reinhardt grew up in Jena, Germany. After the completion of her undergraduate studies in New German Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin she planned to study at the New School for Social Research in New York for one year. The one year became two and Reinhardt graduated with M.A. in Media Studies. During her studies at the New School she started her studies of photography, which she continued at Illinois State University. Since the completion of a Master of Fine Arts degree, Reinhardt has been living, working and teaching in different parts of the world. She has been invited as artist-in-residence to universities and galleries in Finland, India, Australia, China, South Africa, Turkey and the US, amongst others. Presently she resides in NYC and is an associate professor at the City University of New York.
Reinhardt’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and Asia. Awards received include individual artist fellowships and artist’s project grants from the CUNY Research Foundation, John Anson Kitteredge Foundation, Australian National University and other non-for-profit arts organizations and residency programs. She was a winner of the Flash Forward 2007 award given by the Magenta Foundation in Toronto Canada.
Her work was featured in a variety of publications including Die Zeit (Germany), Contact Sheet (USA), Prefix Photo (Canada), Flash Forward 2007 Book (Magenta Foundation), the photoMagazine (Germany) among others. Her work is included in a number of corporate, museum, private and university collections across the United States and abroad including the New York City Public Library, California Museum of Photography, Center of Photography at Woodstock, Light Work collection, Old Parliament House in Canberra/Australia and Rural Documentary Collection in Illinois.  Reinhardt has been curating as well. She was invited by Bruce Silverstein Gallery in NYC to be one of the curators for “Silverstein Photography Annual” in 2010, among others.


Workshop Information:

For detailed information ( also infos on flights and hotels) please contact
Tina Schelhorn:, +49 176 63426448



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