Photography Workshops



Photography Workshops

Human beings since time immemorial have felt the need to record important moments, of transcendence or historical relevance and even to remember special moments in a personal, family and spiritual way. Since the invention of photography, it has been almost impossible for human beings to move away from this artistic model. In fact, today, one of the centers of social networks is photography, which some see as a physical mirror that reflects the interior of people at the moment they are captured by a lens.

“We always photograph to remember what we have photographed to safeguard the experience of the precarious reliability of memory” (Fontcuberta, 1997, 58)

Why is it important for MILAT to offer photography workshops?

“One of the essential characteristics of photography is its role as a witness and graphic proof of reality. It is a trench art whose role is to capture, not only the beauty of things, but also that which denounces, that which is disturbing and often difficult to observe. Without that critical vision of this discipline, we could hardly think of it as a contribution to our society, to the history that precedes us and to the legacy of these times that must remain as a testimony of political, geographical and, of course, cultural moments” (Consejo nacional de la cultura y las artes de Santiago de Chile, 2015; 07).

For these reasons, in addition to the simple joy of being in front of a moving image, photography also possesses enormous pedagogical potential. Today’s world is plagued by diverse stimuli. In this context, in the context of migration, it is essential to educate in visual language as a way of acquiring and developing skills that allow us to learn about the environment and develop a critical reading of reality.

What do we do in these workshops?

We provide the necessary knowledge to understand photography in its multiple aspects: technical, aesthetic and conceptual. In addition to introducing our next students in the handling of techniques and equipment of photography, the photographic language through the correct use of light, colors and the possibilities offered by the camera and its accessories.

What are the benefits of participating in these workshops?

Photography has benefits for mental health ranging from that small variable within your daily routine that can change the way you see life and for a moment allows spaces of relief, creativity and peace that breaks the monotony. To deeper aspects such as:

  • Stimulate creativity
  • See life in a deeper and more transparent way.
  • Improving patience
  • It puts creativity to the test
  • Improves the ability to socialize
  • Allows you to explore different contexts (Álvarez, 2012; 23)

In MILAT we want to invite you to participate in our photography workshops and learn to see life through the lens, you will be surprised!

Registrations are open, don’t forget… We are waiting for you!

Consejo nacional de la cultura y las artes de Santiago de Chile. (2015). El potencial educativo de la fotografía; Cuaderno Pedagógico.

Fontcuberta, Joan. (1997). El beso de judas, fotografía y verdad. Editorial Gustavo GíIi, S.A. 08029 Barcelona, España.

Álvarez, Víctor (2012). Taller básico de fotografía Universidad nacional abierta vicerrectorado académico extensión universitaria centro audiovisual.