In 2017 the School of Punktum has evolved into a retreat. A journey to a place a little over an hour outside of London where you will stay and study for an entire weekend by the sea.
A tactical retreat designed to give you 48 hours of intensive photography tuition, workshops and talks from great photographers. The next coming weekend is on the 17th & 18th of June 2017.
As well as lectures and practical photography workshops you will have the opportunity to share your work with the faculty of the School of Punktum and get feedback and advice. You are encouraged to bring personal projects in progress, a portfolio, your ideas, and your dreams.
Why a retreat? Maybe now is a good time to regroup, to plan and to nurture ideas for the future. To look at your photography and see how it sits within this brave new world of alternative truths and doublespeak. With the guidance of the staff and friends of School of Punktum I hope we can create something positive and beautiful.
With practical photography workshops and lectures centered on documentary photography you will develop skills and further creative ideas you already possess to take your vision to the next level. For more information click on The Program. For a breakdown of what you will learn click on The Syllabus.
In the current photo-industry there is a trend for organisations and individuals to hold expensive and exclusive photography classes, workshops and portfolio reviews. Punktum is for genuinely talented photographers who cannot afford to pay thousands for such opportunities or photography degrees.
Every lecturer at the School of Punktum is a photographer. To see who we are click on The Faculty.
HISTORY OF PUNKTUM
Punktum began in the Spring of 2013 and was the brainchild of Ed Thompson. It operated as a series of free experimental photographic workshops, portfolio reviews and workshop sessions at the North London Darkroom. The word Punktum came from merging two concepts: Punk (Fast, hard-edged, stripped down, political, anti-establishment, do-it-yourself. – Wikipedia) and Punctum (A photograph’s punctum is that accident which pricks me. – Roland Barthes).
If you work in the photographic industry and would like to offer support please do get in touch. If you would like to sponsor a free placement for a student please contact us!