Mark Klett. Working across Time: rephotographing images of place

Postcard view from the gift shop
Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, 2008. Desert View: from the window of the Watchtower gift shop.
Inset: Colored postcard, no date.

The Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona and Arqueología del Punt de Vista are pleased to announce Working across Time: Rephotographing Images of Place, consisting of a semi-attendance workshop,  and a demonstration held by US photographer Mark Klett. The activity is the premiere of AfterFoto, a cycle of activities related with the production, management and circulation of photographic legacy. The activities scheduled by AfterFoto call for a reflection on photographs as part of our cultural and historical patrimony: stories, techniques, authorships, practices, preservation, accessibility, diffusion, archives; photographs as documents, as vestiges of history, as our legacy. How do we remember? How do we aspire to be remembered?

This joined initiative of the Arxiu Fotogràfic of Barcelona and Arqueología del Punt de Vista is born with the objective to bring the photographic legacy closer to the people of Barcelona, while creating links between the Archive and diverse groups related with photography in and outside the city. The programme of AfterFoto is based on the photographic production the society generates and we in turn preserve. Conceived as periodical events of a singular character, the majority of its activities will take place at the installations of the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, with guests a series of acclaimed international contributors.

Coburn with a dancer
Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, 2009. Woman on head and photographer with camera; unknown dancer and Alvin Langdon Coburn at Grand View Point. Right inset: Alvin Langdon Coburn, ca. 1911. (Courtesy of the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY)

semi-attendance workshop

With photographic material from the rich collection of the Arxiu Fotogràfic and with the city of Barcelona as the setting for their fieldwork, the participants in this workshop directed by Mark Klett will have the opportunity to practice and explore the methodology of rephotography, while adjusting it to their own actual interests.

The workshop is composed of two parts: a three-day workshop where physical attendance is required, and a second six-week distant-learning part coordinated online. The participants will start the realization of their own rephotography projects on site, during the three-day workshop, and will complete them later during the six-week period, under the supervision of Mark Klett and the coordination of APV.

The workshop is addressed to professionals from the fields of Photography, Art, History, Anthropology, Environmental Management, and other scientific and technical disciplines.

Workshop dates:            
November, 12-13-14 2010, 10am—7pm.

The theoretical contents and the treatment of the photographs will take place at the installations of the Arxiu Fotogràfic (Plaza Pons i Clerch, 2, 2ª. 08003 Barcelona), while the fieldwork will be held in the surrounding city areas.

Application prerequisites:
Applications are accepted from photographers with creative and technique motivations, as well as from artists, historians and investigators, whose research encompasses the field of photography, the arts, social sciences and environmental management.

Workshop language:        

15-20 persons with a heterogeneous profile.

400 €

Application submission deadline:
Friday, November 5, 2010


Ansel Adams’ day at Yapavay Point
Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, 2008. Combined record of Ansel Adams' photographs made over the course of an entire day, Yavapai Point.  Inset (all): Ansel Adams, 1941, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. (Courtesy of the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ and the National Archives, Washington, DC)

Demo Announcement

- The short demonstration ran by Mark Klett will take place during a morning. The demo is addressed to students from the fields of Photography, Visual Arts, History and History of Art.

- It will be offered free of charge and will be limited to a maximum of thirty persons.

- Each one of the participating academic centres will provide their own candidate.

- Applications will be accepted in chronological order of receipt, to full capacity.

- In any case, the deadline closes on Friday, November 5.

Demo date:                
Thursday, November 11, 2010, from 10am to 2pm

At the venue of the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona (Plaza Pons i
Clerch, 2, 2º) and in the nearby area.

Application prerequisite:        
Each academic centre will present a sole candidate.



Free of charge

Application submission deadline:

Friday, November 7, 2010


More info on Mark Klett here and here.

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