City to Sea Workshop: Coney Island, NY, USA
September 5 to 7, 2015

Our Coney Island: City to Sea Workshop took place in September 2015. The three-day event was a fantastic experience and the City to Sea team would like to thank all participants for their contributions. In addition, we would like to thank the wonderful people at Coney Island Gospel Assembly who hosted the event.

The workshop Included
* A three-day intensive urban photography workshop led by City to Sea, with mentoring from 6 leading photography professionals from the USA, Canada, Russia, Spain, and United Kingdom. Participants learned and enhanced photographic storytelling techniques and developed editorial documentary photographic assignments / projects
* The program included DSLR instruction, professional practice presentations, photography walks, and portfolio reviews, with tutors affiliated with Goldsmiths, University of London, Urban Photo Fest and the Association of Urban Photographers
* An exhibition Opportunity: Work made during the workshop to be included in the City to Sea screened exhibition at Tate Britain, London during Urban Encounters, part of London's Urban Photo Fest.

View the program here
View photo gallery here

Students worked alongside presenters including Goldsmiths, University of London’s Paul Halliday (Head of the Goldsmiths' College Master's program in Photography and Urban Cultures, Director of London's Urban Photo Fest), Yanina Shevchenko (Association of Urban Photographers), Kyler Zeleny (Association of Urban Photographers), Konstantin Sergeyev (New York Magazine), Rebecca Locke (City to Sea, Goldsmiths, UOL, Association of Urban Photographers) and David Kendall (City to Sea, Goldsmiths, UOL, Association of Urban Photographers).

The workshop will result in a group photography exhibition of projects inspired by the beaches, coastline, waterways and culture of New York City, to be screened at the Urban Encounters Conference, at Tate Britain, London.

About
City to Sea workshops are inspired by Goldsmiths’ 2011 international symposium ‘City to Sea’ that brought together artists, photographers, architects and sociologists in London, UK to present and develop visual projects and urban research exploring how coastal regeneration and planning, tourism, migration, memory, visual archives, architectural heritage and culture can transform social perceptions and geographical links between cities and coastal regions worldwide. Following on from the success of the symposium, and the 'Magnum City to Sea' workshop in Bognor Regis, UK. City to Sea's Rebecca Locke and David Kendall will lead an intensive three-day workshop at the seaside resort of Coney Island in New York City, USA. The practitioners will assist participants with the production of new exploratory projects, identify photographic narratives and investigate aesthetic and ethical considerations that surround urban photography practice. Candidates will learn and enhance DSLR skills, receive creative mentoring and instruction in editorial photography, and will take part in a daily program of shooting, reviewing, critiquing and editing photographic stories. They will produce projects on Coney Island, or other beach neighborhoods, coastal areas and waterways of New York City, which could include Brighton Beach, Far Rockaway or Red Hook. In addition, the workshop program will be accompanied by contextual presentations, discussions and tutorials with New York City and Goldsmiths, University of London-based researchers and artists.

City to Sea: Coney Island takes place in association with Goldsmiths, University of London, Tate Britain, London, Urban Photo Fest, and the Association of Urban Photographers.

Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London is internationally renowned for its innovative multidisciplinary approach to visual arts, media and the social sciences. The City to Sea project was developed within the department of Sociology. The department and its eminent staff are renowned for new and challenging thinking; developing and defining the discipline, with international research conducted on a wide range of interdisciplinary issues from visual arts and ethnography, sensory sociology to law and human rights.
www.gold.ac.uk

The City to Sea Project
Since 2010 Rebecca Locke and David Kendall have developed educational and cultural workshops, research, exhibitions and events within the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. They are group members of the 'Urban Photographers’ Association. Their curatorial activities at Goldsmiths’ include the ‘City to Sea’ symposium and workshops, ‘Photography and the Practice of Walking’ symposium and ‘a here and a there’ exhibition. Locke and Kendall have coordinated a number of events at ‘Urban Photo Fest’ including a City to Sea screening, talk and project presentation at Urban Encounters, Tate Britain, London. In addition, they have 10 years experience teaching and training undergraduate / postgraduate students, academic researchers and creative professionals. Furthermore, they have designed and facilitated arts education outreach programs with young people and adults in New York City, Paris and London. Students have gained places on undergraduate photography, art and digital design courses at art-design colleges and universities including Parsons The New School for Design, Tisch / New York University (NYU), Cornell University and Central St Martins, University of the Arts London. These projects investigate how visual communication, digital storytelling, self-advocacy and journalism could be utilized to discover, create and question spatial and social awareness of homelessness, sensory disability, housing and health in cities. Collaborative projects combine photography with sensory techniques such as sound, touch and smell to ‘map’ urban, geographical and architectural environments.
www.citytosea.org
www.david-kendall.co.uk
www.rebeccalocke.com

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Coney Island
Konstantin Sergeyev 2015

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Coney Island
Konstantin Sergeyev 2015

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Coney Island
Kyler Zeleny 2015

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we are paper, we are celluloid...
Rebecca Locke 2015

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Coney Island
Kyler Zeleny 2015

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Coney Island
Konstantin Sergeyev 2015

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Coney Island
Kyler Zeleny 2015