Join Magnum Photographers Bieke Depoorter and Lua Ribeira for a workshop in the streets of Historic Downtown Wilson, North Carolina from Wednesday October 27 to Saturday October 30, 2021.
This intense photography workshop is a unique occasion to learn and build your photographic skills with two world leading storytellers. For both Bieke and Lua it's important to establish a collaborative relationship with the people they photograph and they often create their own narratives with real people. The workshop objective is to explore and photograph the town of Wilson by focusing on a particular place or people - A bar, a family, a park, a street - Based on a set of guidelines established by Bieke and Lua. The workshop will help you develop your intention as a photographer as you establish a deep connection with your chosen subject under the mentorship of these award winning Magnum photographers. 
Workshop Outline: 
Day 1: Wednesday October 27th - 4pm to 8pm
Bieke & Lua will introduce their work and a brainstorm session will take place in the afternoon. We will meet altogether in the evening for dinner and discuss plans for the following day.
Day 2: Thursday October 28th - 9am to 6pm 
During the second day, the participants will concentrate on shooting a project under the direction of Bieke and Lua. 
Day 3: Friday October 29th - 9am to 6pm 
The participants will continue shooting a project under the direction of Bieke and Lua in the morning. The afternoon will be an opportunity to edit sequences and create some draft prints for the following morning critique.
Day 4: Saturday October 30th - 9am to 12pm review of students work created during the workshop. 
The work of the participants will then be authored into a slide presentation and shared during the festival weekend for all visitors to see. 
Tuition: To ensure quality of experience, the number of participants in this workshop is limited to 12. 
The workshop fee is $650. This fee includes mentorship and a welcome dinner with Bieke, Lua and Festival Director Jerome De Perlinghi.
Travel cost to and from Wilson and lodging is not included in the fee. A special hotel rate of $100/night can be arranged through the festival and can be extended to cover the  launch weekend activities as well (October 30 and 31, 2021).
We'd appreciate payment in full at the time of registration as this helps our planning. If you can't manage the full amount then we will accept 50% at the time of registration and the remaining balance paid by September 30, 2021. 
Payments can be made through the payment button on the bottom of this website page. You can reach out to EOMS Creative Director Jerome De Perlinghi at if you have any payment, travel or accommodation questions. 
Please note after September 30, 2021, in case of cancellation on the part of the participants, the organizers will offer no reimbursement unless Covid related.
Eyes on Main Street Inc. can arrange gift certificates! 
There are two stages to register for the workshop:
1) Fill out the form below and then hit the "SUBMIT" button, wait for this page to reset. Now you will only see the Pay by PAYPAL button.
2) Now hit the Pay by PAYPAL button and this will take you to our payment page.  Do not forget to message the reason for your payment​​​​​​​ when you submit your payment info: Bieke Depoorter and Lua Ribeira Workshop.
Bieke Depoorter, and Lua Ribeira the EOMS creative team looking foward to working with you in Wilson North Carolina!
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Thank you for registering for this workshop. We will be in contact soon with more information. Please don't for get to pay the workshop fee. Best,EOMS Creative Team
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