Joanna Szproch

Teaching

Book your online portfolio review, consultancy, or mentorship

Teaching Background

For over 15 years I have been working internationally, artistically, and commercially to develop my signature photographic style. In addition, over the course of the past years, I have been teaching photography and art direction at HTK - Academy of Design in Berlin, giving diverse workshops, including the ones for the project Bodywholess, and for Gesellschaft für Humanistische Fotografie. Large parts of that teaching consisted of individual supervision of students. This coaching covered the wide spectrum, ranging from helping students to learn the photography tools, editing projects, and developing a photographic voice. In addition, I have also been working on my own artistic projects. I worked for magazines and designers, portraying Berlin’s bohemia, participating in multiple projects with a variety of artists. In the last years, I had shows at Weserhalle(DE), GlogauAIR(DE), and Melkweg Gallery(ND). Currently, I'm working on finishing my debut photobook. I have been approaching photography from different, complementary angles: developing my own photography language as well as teaching it. I believe that this combination helps to provide valuable insight into teaching.

My approach is to engage in a critical interaction that will help us to see the best in your work. Is this photography any good? If yes, why? What does it express, what is its purpose, how can it evolve, is it a portfolio or a single photo project, how to edit it, what are the darlings to kill, and why? And what should be the next step? In that process, you will learn how to think about your work more critically, see your strengths and be aware of how to use them to grow with your photography.

Portfolio Review

Have you recently finished a photographic project? Perhaps you are in the middle of one, or simply want another pair of eyes going over your photography to provide some feedback. A portfolio review / one-time consultation is right for you! The set-up is simple: you send me a pdf with your photographs, a description of the work, plus a list of your overall goals or questions, and we meet up online for an hour to talk about your pictures. Knowing about your goals is important — this allows me to make sure you get the most out of the time.

Mentoring is for you if

Mentoring

1 hour & 6-12 hours Feedback Program — In these sessions, you can present me a specific body of work and receive critical input in terms of concept, narrative, or edit. In a longer commitment, I could provide methodological and practical advice as well as discussing goals and directions during its development. 


Connect, share experiences and collaborate together.: these are the main goals of my education program, In this live private session, you can get your projects reviewed, consider what is the best way to publish your work, or simply get feedback and move forward. Every session is a uniquely different experience where you can ask specific questions, get practical advice and expand your network. 


How to get started? Simply contact me at mail@joannaszproch.com, book a date and provide a link to your portfolio with a clear question or goal to start with. Take advantage of working remotely, when you need it, and enjoy this innovative way of collaboration.  

You want to expand your available tools, In general, want to make new work, with critical support.    


Please note that the following services are available in English, Polish, and German.