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Using Photography to Tell Difficult Stories

By 23rd January 2024February 1st, 2024No Comments

From the series Silent River © Eugenia Maximova


Using Photography to Tell Difficult Stories with Eugenia Maximova

Saturday 17th February 10:30 – 16:30 (with breaks)
Sunday 18th February 11:30 – 15:30 (with breaks)

The Workshops are free to attend, but donations are welcome
All materials and light refreshments will be provided

For the best experience, we recommend attending both sessions.

Many artists have used art as a catharsis for traumatic experiences, but where do you start?

In this thought-provoking workshop, award-winning Bulgarian photographer Eugenia Maximova will guide participants through the process of using photography to tell a difficult story, based on her own experience of losing her sister-in-law to a brutal act of murder in 2018.

Day 1: Saturday 17th February 10:30 – 16:30 

Participants will work as a group to create photographs and organise these into a narrative, telling the story of an historical event based in Gloucestershire (details to be revealed on the day).

Day 2: Sunday 18th February 11:30 – 15:30

Participants will work individually, drawing on the concepts learned in Day 1 to create their own projects. Participants can either bring materials to tell their own story, or choose a story from the selection that will be on offer.

The workshop will start at 22 Kings Walk, where Eugenia will talk about her exhibited work Silent River. It will then move to the Hundred Heroines Atelier in the Eastgate Centre, where studio equipment, props and cameras will be available for participants’ use.

Both spaces are wheelchair accessible. If you have any other access requirements, please email so that we can accommodate them.

About Eugenia Maximova

(b. 1973, Bulgaria) Based in Vienna, Eugenia Maximova’s artistic practice engages with socio-political contexts. Inspired by her childhood in Bulgaria, she explores issues of identity and everyday life in post-communist cultures, consumption, and transience. Eugenia’s ongoing photo-project Silent River examines the silence surrounding the death of her sister-in-law, 30-year old television journalist Victoria Marinova, who was brutally raped and murdered in the Bulgarian city of Ruse. Silent River won the 2023 inaugural Austrian Photobook prize.

Some participants may find the content of the workshop upsetting. Please contact a member of the Hundred Heroines team if you feel affected by any of the issues addressed.

The Workshops form part of our programming around the exhibition MALEVOLENCE showing at 22 Kings Walk (Gloucester, GL1 1RY) from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th February 2024

This project has been made possible through the generous support of
the Knife Angel Legacy Fund, Canon and Kings Walk Shopping Centre