Workshop: The Sochi Project on crowdfunding, self-publishing & independent documentary journalism

Workshop Saturday 2 November 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Standard £150.00
Freelance/Student £125.00

Building of Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Building of Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Photographer Rob Hornstra and writer and filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen have been working on The Sochi Project since 2009. The Sochi Project seeks to document the development of the Black Sea city – and the wider Caucasus region around it – in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

The Sochi Project is about working in a challenging region, finding ways of telling complicated stories to a large audience, as well as setting up an independent, crowd-funded and self-published medium.

In the workshop on Saturday 2 November, Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen will guide participants through the production and publishing of a project on this scale. Including:

  • How to survive in the ‘everything for free’ age?
  • How to set up the project – allowing you to create and publish the stories the way you want, in your own voice.
  • Learn to see opportunities and make your future.


10:00 – 11:30am: The Sochi Project – an introduction to the project
11:30 – 11:45am: Break
11:45 – 1:15pm: Setting up the project: On crowd-funding, finding strategic partners and do-it-yourself principles
1:15 – 2:15pm: Break
2:15 – 3:45pm: From travels to book, newspaper or exhibition: finding the right form for every story
3:45 – 4:00pm: Break
4:00 – 5:30pm: How to survive as a writer and photographer through collaboration & experimentation

Mikhail Zetunyan

Portrait of Nikolay, Abkhazia

The infamous village of Gimry, Dagestan

The infamous village of Gimry, Dagestan

All images © Rob Hornstra, courtesy Flatland Gallery NL|Paris.