Private Eyes in Public Spaces: Barcelona's Gardens, Markets and Promenades
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Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in the world. And for good reason: sea, sun, and sensational architectural structures. Not to mention jamón Serrano. Pack your cameras and join large-format photographer Janelle Lynch, author of Barcelona (Radius Books, 2013), and photo historian Diana Edkins for an insider's journey through this cityscape that inspired not only Gaudí, Picasso, and Miró, but also Robert Capa, Frank Gehry, and Woody Allen, among many others. Culturally fluent, Lynch lived in Barcelona between 2007 and 2011 during which time Edkins joined her to map out this nuanced itinerary. Each morning begins with individualized critiques, similar to how Lynch approaches her ICP classes, The NEW Landscape and Enduring Images. Edkins offers a spirited introduction to the days' destinations. You will visit the Parc Ciutadella, eclectically designed in 1888 for the World's Fair, which houses the Plaça d'Armes, created by the legendary French landscape architect Jean-Claude Nicholas Forestier (1861-1930), who also developed the Champ-de-Mars gardens below the Eiffel Tower; the Mercat de Santa Catarina, Barcelona's first market, marvelously renovated by the acclaimed architects Enric Tabliabue (1955-2000) and his wife, Benedtta, while meandering through Passeig del Born and the palm-tree-lined grand promenade, El Passeig de Gràcia. Landscape, still life, portraiture, street photography-you choose your subject matter. A day trip to Lloret del Mar on the breathtaking Costa Brava includes a visit to Santa Clotilde gardens designed by N. Rubió i Tudurí, a student of Nicholas Forestier. Early evenings offer a photography-related event, lecture, or studio visit, then dinner and free time to continue discovering this magnificent city. The renowned Grec Festival will be in full swing as will the Palau de Música's one-of-a-kind program. The week concludes with a presentation of participants' work and a celebratory group tapas meal. The fast-paced, information-packed walking tour workshop is open to all levels of photographers who have a good working knowledge of their cameras.