Public Workshop series #1- How to Move Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Public Workshop series #1
How to Move Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Venue: Floating Projects

Time: Saturday 9th April 2016 | 2 – 4pm

Admission fee: HKD 40 (With one drink)
About the workshop
In this practice-based photography workshop, you will learn strategies to help you refresh your creative vision. You will also gain a better understanding of yourself as a photographer . To attend this workshop, please bring a minimum of 15-20 photographs that you have taken in the past. These images must be in print form (any size will do) and preferably, they should NOT be portraits. You are also required to bring your camera (DSLR or point and shoot, etc.) and an opaque scarf.
About the Guest Speaker

Junko Theresa Mikuriya is a professional photographer living in London. She is Senior Lecturer in Photography at the London School of Film, Media and Design at the University of West London.

Theresa is a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London.Her forthcoming book The Idea of Photography: A Philosophical History since Plato is published by Bloomsbury.

Theresa has more than two decades of experience as a freelance photographer in the fashion and music industries. Her work ranges from fashion editorials for ElleFHMGQ,Marie-ClaireMen’s Uno, album covers for clients such as EMIRock RecordsSony Music and Virgin Records, to advertising campaigns for clients such as l’Oréal. She has shot the album covers for Jackie Chan, Wallace Chung, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Karen Mok.

As a photographer, Theresa is known for the intuitive way in which she approaches her subject matter and her use of available light. She is called “The Gunslinger” in the Taiwanese music industry due to the speed, agility and precision in which she captures her subjects.

Originally from Taipei, Theresa completed a B.A. degree in French at University College London and a M.A. in French literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). She studied photography at SPEOS, the Paris Photographic Institute. She received her Ph.D. from the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London in 2010.