Artopolis IV – Photography, Kosjeric
Description: Kosjeric will host four different camps this year at the same time (plus separate workshops with kids), trying to connect different art form and bring more cultural activities to this place for the 16th year. Local youth will get a chance to participate in workshops related to different art forms, organized by the volunteers and during the workcamp each group will perform in the village while preparing for the final manifestation. The idea of the Kosjeric Art Camp originated from The Club of Friendship based at The Centre for Anti-War Action in Belgrade. This will be the 16th year of art workcamp in Kosjeric. http://artcamp.ktowngroup.org.rs
Type of Work: The main point of photography group is to combine all knowledge and experience of photography art between the participants, organized by workshop leader. The workshop will consist of 3 sections, documentary, portrait and freelance photography. Participants will be engaged into taking photos of the whole camp development (other 4 workshops), collaborating with other workshops, taking portrait pictures and taking some freelance photos depending on the participants preference. At the final day of camp there will be an exhibition of selected material taken by all participants. The photos taken will be used to promote workcamps and volunteering among youth, there is a possibility to make a “moving gallery” which would move to other villages in the region and promote volunteering and art.
Accommodation: Local host families or rooms in a shared house.
Requirements: It is necessary to be able to have some basic knowledge and experience in art of photography and own a camera. You MUST bring your own camera to the camp. Please fill in the motivation letter form - https://istrazivaci.wufoo.com/forms/z1cr35w21max7en/
Approximate Location: Kosjeric is a small town in the western part of Serbia (120 km south from Belgrade), well known for its beautiful nature. Thanks to its natural features and well organized authentic rural tourist households, Kosjeric is one the leading destinations of rural tourism in Serbia. Main agricultural activities of Kosjeric are cattle-breeding and fruit production, so the whole area is abundant in fruit orchards of extraordinary quality, around which livestock enjoy the freedom to roam in the pastures.
Notes: The camp was deliberately set outside the city of Belgrade in order to make a smaller local community benefit from international inputs, but also to give a chance to international participants to explore the capacities of a Serbian inner city and its surrounding natural beauties.