Category: Photography 2017


Social Documentary Photography Workshop

Learn and improve how to make more powerful pictures and story composition by analyzing real-life situations and managing potential problems. The workshop includes editing and caption writing and will help participants analyze their own images. The workshop will focus on practical examples and how to confront real situations when making pictures and incorporates ethical thoughts and good advice to carry with you when working with a camera in the field.



Åsa Sjöström graduated from the school of photojournalism in Sweden, Nordens Fotoskola in 2002. Her work focus on international understanding, human equal rights, and the situations of women and children around the world. As a photojournalist, Åsa wants to create awareness and intimacy, with a blending of documentary, fine art and a personal intent. Åsa has been awarded twice in World Press Photo, both times with pictures taken in Moldova, Poyi and several times in Swedish Picture of the Year Award. Her work has been given numerous Grants such as Catchlight Activist Award 2015, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee 2015 and Anna Lindh memorial development grant for her work in Moldova 2006. Honorable mentions in Unicef Picture of the year Award and Swedish Red Cross journalism Award. Recent exhibitions are St Brieuc Photoreporter Festival for her work in Moldova, and she has been selected for the annual subway art exhibit at Mariatorget in Stockholm 2016. Gallery Kontrast in Stockholm exhibited her work Secret Camps Dec-January 2015-2016.


Language: English

Deadline for applications: 31st of August, 2017

Fee: no charge

Number of participants: 6

Selection Criteria:

Age: 18+

Nationality: Republic of Moldova

Target participants: media professionals from Moldova

Level: advanced

How to apply?

The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF – are:

– an updated CV (2 pages maximum);

– the application document, to be completed in English, download it here;

– portfolio.

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The Social Documentary Photography Workshop 2017 will take place in 1 module, from 23th to 28th of September, the participation for all the days is compulsory.


The Social Documentary Photography Workshop focuses on training, production, and audience engagement to strengthen photographers’ ability to advance social and human rights in Moldova in innovative ways.


  • Participants are citizens of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Participants are proficient in English;
  • Participants have at least 2 years of experience in photography;

The participation at the workshop is free of charge. Accommodation and meals are covered by MOLDOX LAB.

Participant’s details:

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