Photography Workshop "UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL"

Photographer Pierre Crom, in collaboration with educator Manuela Hernández, invites you to join a 4-session photography workshop in The Hague. The sessions will be held on a weekly basis from 19:00 to 22:00 on Tuesdays or Thursdays, starting from September 11, 2018.

In a world overloaded with images and fast information, it becomes increasingly challenging for photographers to develop a visual identity and find a distinctive signature. Therefore, exploring our personal approach to photography requires self-awareness and a refreshed perspective:  Why do we photograph? What makes our work meaningful and engaging?

With the guidance of Manuela and Pierre, you will be able to increase your self-confidence, which is key to reaching your goals and to finding your visual identity. But most importantly, you will become more self-aware of your work in a personalized learning environment.

"UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL"  offers a dynamic space to discuss and reflect on the process of defining your own photographic project. In small groups, there will be time to offer expert feedback and find inspiration for emerging ideas.

The workshop is open to photography enthusiasts, emerging photographers and to anyone with an interest in gaining depth and focus in their photographic practice.

After each session, you will be given practical homework & references to study material. The sessions will combine interactive lectures, group discussion, and presentations. You will keep a personal account of your learning process with reflective exercises such as journaling and visual diary.

By joining "UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL" you will be able to explore new ways to develop an engaging body of work.


Session I: Who am I as a photographer?

Session II: Why is visual identity key to successful photography?

Session III: How to develop an engaging body of work?

Session IV: What is my visual story?


Group A:  September 11, 18, 25 & 2 October (Tuesdays).

Group B: September 13, 20, 27 & 11 October (Thursdays).

The workshop will be offered at Manuela’s private living room in the Regentessekwartier in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The fee for the workshop is € 360,-

For registration and inquiries, send an e-mail with your full name and phone number to Manuela:


PIERRE is a French photographer based in the Netherlands. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and has extensive experience working in the fields of advertorial and editorial photography.

Pierre’s approach to photography involves exploring themes of personal interest and translating them into documentary projects. His distinctive aesthetics have won the attention of photography collectors in The Netherlands and abroad.

In 2015 Pierre was awarded the prestigious Zilveren Camera prize for his documentary series in Eastern Ukraine.  He is currently working on a long-term project called ‘Subjectio’, a cross-media production merging photography, videos, and political philosophy.

For more about Pierre’s work, visit his website

MANUELA is a Dominican educator based in The Netherlands with a Masters degree from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. She has extensive experience as a mentor and designer of learning processes in higher education.

Manuela is passionate about awakening creativity through self-discovery and experiential learning. After 20 years of working at THUAS and collaborating with different educational projects in Europe, Manuela is now dedicated to support and develop independent learning programmes.

In the intimacy of her own home, Manuela (co) hosts workshops and learning circles about subjects close to her heart, such as interculturalism, personal innovation, photography, creative writing and performing arts.