This course aims to explore the power and timeless nature that black and white photography offers. For most of the history of photography, black & white photography was a photographer’s choice for taking pictures. Even when colour became available, black and white photos were initially of better quality and less expensive to develop than their colour counterparts.

As the quality of colour films improved and became a more popular choice for photography, black and white photography declined in popularity. Recently, black and white photography is enjoying revival and gaining prominence. Photographers are rediscovering the power and timeless nature that black and white photography offers.  It is important to note that with the advent of digital photography and improvements in photo technology, black and white photograph is taking central stage in art photography.

Some acclaimed photographers such as Ansel Adams, August Sander and Henri Cartier Bresson use black and white photography techniques to create a stark, sombre tone for their photographs. This quality has paved the way for black and white photography in art photography and photojournalism. Black and white photos can add an air of romance, class, timelessness and mystery to otherwise ordinary photographs.

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Workshop Date : 05/06 – 28/06/2013

Trainers: Uche Okpa-Iroha

Charles Okereke

Amaize Ojekere

Jude Anoguih