ALEX COGHE FIOF AND FUJIFILM MEXICO PRESENTS:
DAY OF THE DEAD PHOTO EXPEDITION 2019
28 OCT. – 4 NOV, OAXACA AND VILLAGES AROUND
I took Alex’s workshop in Oaxaca a few years ago and it has been one of the best I’ve done. Perfect marriage between photography and the magic that Oaxaca entails. Widely recommended!
Tomé el taller de Alex en Oaxaca hace algunos años y ha sido de los mejores que he cursado. Maridaje perfecto entre fotografía y la magia que entraña Oaxaca. Ampliamente recomendable!
Gabriel Velasco Robles
Alex Coghe’s Day of the Dead photo expedition is an exciting opportunity to be led into the uniquely colorful, mystic and frenzied day of the dead celebrations in Oaxaca along with Alex’s liberal photographic guidance.
La expedición fotográfica del día de muertos con Alex Coghe brinda la emocionante oportunidad de ser guiado a través de las coloridas, místicas y frenéticas celebraciones del Día de Muertos en Oaxaca con la relajada asesoría fotográfica de Alex.
BOOKING DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30TH
WORKSHOP LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (HOWEVER ALEX AND CARMEN SPEAK ALSO SPANISH AND ITALIAN)
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This is an event that has a strong international appeal. Due to this reason the hotels record soon sold out. In order to be sure any participant will have hosting service the deadline is fixed to September 30th. After that data we can not accept inscriptions.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a tour. This is an intense Documentary Photography workshop with several shoots, including daily lectures, editing and critiques in oder to make you a better photographer, finding your vision and to teach you how to see either with a camera or in front of the computer by selecting images. This unique photographic experience will enable you to produce stunning imagery and a real documentary work about Dia de Muertos in the magic of Oaxaca. We will have 2 guides with us, and we will visit a family in their home, and we will have to enter in contact with natives, but we DON’T use any model maybe dressing typical clothing, because THIS IS A REAL DOCUMENTARY workshop.
“…Anyone is able to make portraits of people masked as calaveras by asking permission. This is exactly also no-photographers do, maybe with their mobile phones. As a photojournalist and an experienced photo expedition leader I tell you that I am not interested to do that… Me and photographers who work with me have to make a massive work of photojournalism, by producing great photos in documentaristic style, showing in depth the real atmosphere of Oaxaca celebrations, though a real immersion in the feeling and the traditions of Mexicans, because despite many arrive to Oaxaca thinking to be in a alternative Halloween, and this is the worst error they do… I have lived in Mexico for almost 10 years, this means I am really immersed and I know (I LOVE) the Mexican culture…If you want to do photos as anyone, good for instagram, go ahead with other photo expeditions. If you want to work with a photojournalist in a photo assignment for an editorial project, this is your workshop!”
Alex Coghe, your photo expedition leader
THIS IS A REAL WORKSHOP. THIS MEANS THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE COMMITTED TO REALIZE PHOTOS THAT WE COULD INCLUDE IN A SERIES OF E-BOOKS. CHECK OUT THE PAGE OF THE BOOKS:
Itinerary – 8 Days 28 OCT.-04 NOV. 2019
Itinerary – 8 Days
28 Oct Day 1 — Oaxaca, Mexico
Arrive in Oaxaca and check into our hotel, located just a few blocks from the Zócalo, the center of the city. This evening gather for a welcome reception and dinner. Hotel Rivera del Angel http://www.hotelriveradelangel.com/
29 Oct Day 2 — Monte Albán
We will visite Monte Albán, the religious, political, and commercial center of the Zapotec. Photo shoot this morning in the archeological site.
Afternoon lecture, edit and critique session.
Santo Domingo and the center town where we will have the opportunity to find preparations and also comparsas.
30 Oct Day 3 — Xochimilco and Jalatlaco
We will go at morning in the neighborhoods of Xochimilco and Jalatlaco, with the opportunity to visit and making a photo shoot with a family preparing their altar.
Afternoon lecture, edit and critique session.
Evening at leisure.
31 Oct Day 4 — Xoxocotlan Santa Cruz and Pantheones
Visit in the morning to the Pantheon General where people is preparing the flowers on the graves.
Afternoon at leisure (we recommend you to rest) because at night we will be at Xoxocotlan Santa Cruz, where we will make a photo shoot session in the old pantheon (cemetery).
01 Nov Day 5 — Zaachila
We will go in the the morning at Zaachila Market, in the south of Oaxaca town. There are goats, pigs, sheep, cows, and oxen are traded and sold. We will have the opportunity to make precious photos documenting the atmosphere and the vibrant energy of a typical Mexican marketplace. We will eat delicious food there like barbacoa and the fantastic Nieves (a sort of ice cream), the best of Mexico.
02 Nov Day 6 — Mitla or Ocotlan (alternatives)
We will explore the remarkable ruins of Mitla this morning. Mitla, known as “world of the dead” was an important ceremonial center built by the Zapotec. Then we will head into the quaint town. to the Day of the Dead market.
Travel to Ocotlan Friday market for a photo shoot. We will eat there. Back in Oaxaca and after chilling at the hotel, our usual afternoon lecture, edit and critique session. Thanks to my indications about your work, you ae invited to head out to photograph the city at your leisure.
Afternoon lecture, edit and critique session. At night street photography walk in the city of Oaxaca.
03 Nov Day 7 — San Sebastian de las Flores, Etla
We will visit this rural village of the Valle Central whee we will have the opportunity to visit a family and realizing a photo shoot with them. We will document n the evening in the town of San Agustin to realize something unique.
Evening lecture, edit and critique session.
04 Nov Day 8 — Oaxaca
The workshop ends today, after breakfast, with the evaluations, presentation of the best pictures and the delivery of diplomas.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITINERARY CAN BE SUBJECT TO VARIATIONS, BASED ON CHANGES OF EVENTS AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL BE PRESENTED, IN ORDER TO GIVE YOU THE BEST EXPERIENCE DURING THE 8 DAYS
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Experience the magical Day of the Dead celebrations with your camera at dances, performances, and graveyard ceremonies.
Dive into the markets and villages to photograph colorful handicraft.
Photograph the ancient ruins of Monte Albán and the magical place of Hierve el Agua to create unique, beautiful landscape photography.
A lunch with a family.
Assistance during the preparation of an altar in a private home.
Day and Night Photo Sessions.
Techniques and approach Street Photography Style.
Learn to take pictures with content: how to tell a story through an image.
Pictures review and illimited feedback (lifetime guaantee mentoring program with Alex Coghe)
Inclusion in an editiorial project
Learn how to wok on assignment, including photojounalistic training
Historical information thanks to our anthropological guide Carmen Subia
Test and Use of Fujifilm X series cameras
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is addressed to amateur and serious photographers. The Photo Expedition includes an overview of editing and adjusting your images on the computer. All workshop participants must bring a digital camera (mirrorless , compact or DSLR camera), a laptop computer, and Adobe Lightroom software for organizing and presenting images.
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Date/Fecha: 28 OCT. – 4 NOV.
Duration/Duracion: 8 DAYS
Cost: 1300 €*
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, SPANISH, ITALIAN
THE HOTEL: http://www.hotelriveradelangel.com/
*Price is based on double occupancy. A single supplement of € 500 will apply.
Cost Includes: Airport transfers, all 7 nights hotel accommodations, all ground transport, all breakfasts, certificate of participation, unlimited feedback after this workshop with a real mentoring program, electronic books, publication opportunities on my blog and magazine, merchandising by Fujifilm Mexico, publication in the portfolio page of the event, subscription to the the street photographer notebook magazine (12 months).
Cost doesn’t include: meals, tipping, alcohol and any additional transport.
LIMITED SPOTS/CUPOS LIMITADOS
Workshop Leaders: Alex Coghe. Historical Guide: Carmen Subia
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PLEASE NOTE: THE WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO ANY LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHER BUT IT IS A PHOTOGRAPHY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE, NOT A BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP.
This is not a tour: this is an intense photography workshop with several shoots, night and day, including daily feedback, with critiques focused to make you a better photographer and getting able you discover your vision and to produce stunning images for your portfolio and photographic growth.
It is important to read the books I will send you before the photo expedition, and I expect that if you decided to take this workshop is because you know my work. We will not be there to make tourism: there will be opportunities to make shopping by yourself, but not during the hours of workshop with me.
A fundamental part of this photo expedition is represented by the critique sessions, where everyone’s photos are reviewed and analyzed. I will help any participant photographer to discover his/her inner voice and help develop a story. Before the last night any student will be invited to send me the pictures of which I expressed positive thoughts.
The last afternoon I will take a class slide show featuring the single photo stories realized by the students during the week in Oaxaca.
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