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Project Development: From Work in Progress To Presentation

By 9th March 2019March 19th, 2019Research

SeminarsResearch — 03

Project Development with Erik Vroons and Ángel Luis González


This intensive workshop seminar is specifically helpful for emerging and mid-career photographers who need professional feedback and support on a body of work they consider ‘in progress’. The schedule has been devised to facilitate supervised and evaluated progress in your project.


During this seminar, participants are invited to present works at all stages of development, whether at a starting point or nearly accomplished. Mentor Erik Vroons will work with all participants, collectively and individually, sharing his input to encourage positive progress of your project, and guiding you through all the steps towards a successful final completion.

During this seminar, Vroons addresses a wide range of issues concerning the practice of Photography as part of an Arts practice, and as a tool for documentary, based on his experience as picture editor at GUP Magazine. He will give valuable and to-the-point feedback in regards to how to approach an editor, how to customise a portfolio for a specific medium or platform, and much more. Finally, Vroons gives practical assignments to help you when applying for awards and grants, to shape the articulation of your creative ideas, and to improve your artistic voice.

The seminar is structured around 3 sessions: 2 full intensive days led by Erik Vroons, one milestone review session facilitated by Ángel Luis González, and a final session with Erik Vroons. Participants can expect to receive support via Skype by Vroons, and at The Library Project by González in between sessions.


Next session to be announced
Location: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin.
€300 per person



Erik Vroons

Erik Vroons is a freelance critical writer/editor/consultant in the field of documentary and art photography. He currently operates as Editor-at-large of international photography magazine GUP (of which he was Chief Editor between 2010 and 2015). He has been teaching a course in Signature Development at a private academy in Amsterdam (Fotofactory, 2012-2015) and hosted Project Development workshops in several occasions during the last few years. Vroons holds an MA in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam) and Photographic Studies (Leiden University).

Ángel Luis González

Ángel Luis González is Founder and Director of PhotoIreland Foundation, an organisation that promotes a critical engagement with Photography. Ángel won the David Manley Entrepreneur Award in 2011 for the PhotoIreland Festival. In 2013, he launched The Library Project, a cultural hub in Dublin city centre offering a growing photobook library, an eclectic Art bookshop and a productive gallery. He has been a portfolio reviewer at many international festivals and is responsible for books like ‘Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade’ in 2011, ‘New Irish Works’ in 2013, and the latest series of ‘New Irish Works’ in 2016. He was a contributor to Landskrona Foto 2016, focused on Irish Photography, and he lectures at the Fine Art Photography Master at IED Madrid.

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