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Sustainable Practice for Photographers

By 24th February 2018March 19th, 2019Business

SeminarsBusiness — 01

Sustainable Practice for Photographers with Marc Prüst


A special seminar ideal for professional photographers looking to move beyond their current clients, practitioners looking to move into professional photography, either as a part time or as a full time occupation.


During this seminar, instead of looking at photographs, the participants will be applying their photography to reach out and attract their audience. Instead of looking at the creative aspects of photography, the seminar aims to look at the market and business side of the industry. Photography Consultant and Curator at Noorderlicht, Marc Prüst will be looking, with all the participants, beyond notions of quality, asserting how effective the work may be in order to tell a story, to communicate a specific message. Concepts like Branding, Marketing, the Market Map, and others, will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into a business plan.

Get down to business, learn how to market your own work by creating demand: bring your works, an open mind, and come away with both a new perspective on the photographic market, and your own place in it.

The seminar takes place over 2 days: one afternoon and the following morning. During the first meeting the theory of the business and marketing plans are explained. The second meeting is used to put the learnings into practice and make an effective start with writing of both, the business plan and the marketing plan.


Next session to be announced.
2 sessions of 4 hours each
10.30am to 2.30pm on 24-25 February 2018
Location: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin.


Marc Prüst

Marc Prüst is active as photography consultant, curator, and teacher. In that capacity, he edits books, creates exhibitions, teaches and organises workshops and masterclasses, lectures and writes on photography, and – on an individual basis – advises photographers on how to develop their work and how to market it.

Marc is currently curator at Noorderlicht Photography in Groningen, the Netherlands. For Noorderlicht, he develops a photographic documentation project on Northern Ghana. It includes an extensive education program, developed in cooperation with World Press Photo, and will lead to a publication and exhibition in 2018.

Besides several smaller projects, he was the Artistic Director of the Photoreporter Festival in Saint Brieuc, France, from 2014 to 2016. Marc’s exhibition North Korean Perspectives was on show in 2015 at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. He was one of three curators for the FotoGrafia festival in Rome for the period 2010 – 2012, and the creative director of the only photo festival in Nigeria, LagosPhoto in 2010 and 2011.

Marc worked for the World Press Photo Foundation from 2001 to 2007, where he organised and installed exhibitions all over the world. In 2005, he was responsible for the exhibition and award winning publication Things As They Are: Photo Journalism in Context since 1955, for which he worked in close cooperation with curator Christian Caujolle and editor Chris Boot. In 2007, Marc moved on to Agence VU’ where he was mainly responsible for the international cultural activities of the agency. In 2009 he left the agency to start for himself as freelance curator, consultant, and teacher.

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