"A Kangaroo Called Red Snapper" | Workshop on Memory and Photography PDF
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Pedro MeyerIn this course, Pedro Meyer will explore the issue of photography, memory and its tricks to reflect on the photographic image as a document, record, anecdote and vehicle for what is memorable. Participants' photographic work will be discussed to enrich their personal projects. They will also analyze emblematic photographs that are already part of collective memory to understand their symbolic significance and how they change over time.


By the end of the course, students will be able to:

- Understand and contextualize their work in certain historical, personal and procedural frameworks.

- Identify the importance of the artist's intention in his process in order to visualize and contextualize his artistic projects more clearly



During the first session, each participant should take a previous piece of work (whether theoretical or photographic) to discuss it within the context of memory. The following issues will be discussed at collective sessions, through analysis and the participants' presentations: the conceptual and aesthetic value of the photographic image; new starting points or routes in the process and selection of the topic and medium; photojournalism, documentary photography and photography of familiar topics. The manipulation of memory in both the digital and analog photographic process as well as in the act of contemplation; the interpretation of images and their role in the recreation of memory. These sessions will enrich each student’s project through everyone's participation in the workshop.

At the end of the workshop, each participant will present a series of his own images that have been edited and linked from the perspective of memory and photography.

Participants' Profile

Photographers at any stage of their artistic career, theorists, researchers and/or critics


In order for the presentations to run smoothly, each participant must send:

Up to 20 photographs in jpg format, measuring 72ppi of the project or series he has chosen for the group discussions. This material, properly labeled with the participant's name, must be e-mailed up to two days before the start of the workshop to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


12 hours


May 21 to 23, 2010.

Friday 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 22 from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
Sunday 23 from 11a.m. to 2p.m.



Location: Ortega 20 Col. Villa Coyoacán

Contact: 5554-3996

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance from the Pedro Meyer Foundation.

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