Workshop with Olga Kravets


The SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation kindly invites you to the workshop withOlga Kravets, documentary photographer and filmmakerfrom NOOR agency.

Olga Kravetsis a journalist by education. She started to take photographs as an alternative means of expression in Russia, where press freedom continues to be a struggle. Filmmaking came naturally after that, a love at first sight. She decided not to choose among the three mediums but combine them all for the sake of the story, be it a week-long reportage or a long-term project.


The 2-day workshop for max 10 photographers will be conducted by Olga Kravets.

Topic: working locally on documentary projects across different mediums: documentary photography and video.

People who will be applying, need to either have a project in progress that they need to take to the next level, or a strong idea they wish to develop within the countries where they are currently able to travel or preferably in Slovakia.

The workshop will be conducted in English.


September 5–6, 2020, from 09.00 to 18.00 o´clock


Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9, Bratislava, Slovakia


Day 1 – September 5, 2020

9:00     Meeting of the workshop participants at the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation at Ventúrska 9 in Bratislava, registraiton

9:30    Welcome with coffee & tea

10:00  Introduction by Olga Kravets

Workshop programme presentation

12:30 - 13:30  Lunch break

Each participant will have up to 10 minutes to present his (her) idea.

Then Olga Kravets will give a interactive lecture on methodology of developing

projects like this and will open interactive discussion.

15:00 - 15:10 Coffee break

Work in brainstorming groups.

17:00 - 17:10 Coffee break

Final  activities and discussion.

18:00 Closing

Day 2 – September 6, 2020

9:00    Welcome with coffee & tea

Individual feedback to everybody’s idea with input from the group

Work in groups with my supervision on next steps to do for each project: research,

financing, fieldwork, editing - depending on the need of each participant

12:30 - 13:30  Lunch break

Work in groups and interactive discussion

15:00 - 15:10 Coffee break

Work in groups and interactive discussion

17:00 - 17:10 Coffee break

Participants will present the updated version of their project

18:00  Closing

Lunch will be served in the form of a buffet.


Thanks to financial support by the Slovak Arts Council The workshop fee is € 75.00.The participants are required to pay the fee by bank transfer until September 1, 2020, or in cash on 5. September, 2020 in the office of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation at Ventúrska 9, Bratislava.

Bank details:

IBAN: SK7702000000003607367451

Please, indicate your name and surname when transferring the payment.

The participants are required to bring their photographic portfolio:

  • 2–3 photo series (min. 10 images per story);
  • short introduction for each story (max. 100 words).
  • laptop

Free workshop for selected students

From among workshop applicants who are students and send a portfolio of their three works to by September 1, 2020, the organiser will select participants who will participate at the workshop for free.


Please, send your application  by September 1, 2020, with the subject line: ‘Olga Kravets -Workshop’.

To apply send:

  • Your contact details;
  • Information about your experience with photography, including education/training and practical work;
  • Document proving the payment of the registration fee;

The organiser reserves the right to select the participants in case the number of applicants exceeds the set limit. The selected participants will receive further instructions before the beginning of the workshop.

For more information contact us at:


Björnsonova 16, 811 05 Bratislava