JANUARY 13-22 2017
OAXACA FOTO ETNOBOTANICO
FROM THE EARTH
LAND + FOOD + MEZCAL + CRAFT+ TEXTILES
Our Oaxaca workshop is in partnership with Pocoapoco Mexico. We will work together to hone visual skills and expands your technical education within the context of one of the most culturally rich, wildly colorful and light-filled cities in Mexico.
Oaxaca City was deemed a World Historical Site by UNESCO in 1982, and its beautiful and long- standing traditions are deeply rooted in the botanic diversity of the land. Our storylines for this workshop revolve around the culture’s expanisve use of indigenous plants, which we will explore through intimate engagment with the makers and materials of Oaxacan crafts, mezcals, and food. We will explore natural plant dyes, mescal farms, markets,
The week is an active and dynamic blend of artisan home visits and demonstrations, vibrant local markets, stunning architecture, innovative Oaxacan cuisine, sprawling agave fields, quiet towns and Mesoamerican ruins all woven into our hands-on tutorials, instruction, and group discussions.
We realize that these long extensive workshops are a commitment both emotionally and monetarily, we are here to make it your best experience ever. We feel longer workshops allow you the time to become immersed in your craft and to internalize and put into practice what you are learning.
We are currently working on the itinerary for Oaxaca. we will share more with you as we approach the date. What we can tell you is that it will be a beautiful trip in a magical place full of incredible people, markets and light.
We will be staying at El Diablo y La Sandia in the city center.
Early mornings will be spent exploring and each day will consist of lectures, trips, shooting and hands on practice. Evenings are for dinners together, editing and one on one time.
Like each individual, every story is different and we want you to find your voice in Oaxaca. Your narrative could be an overall travel story, or perhaps one with an emphasis on portraits or makers or markets or natural dyes.
We are partnering with local makers, mescal farms, artisans, chefs, restaurants and more.
This is a photography workshop for those who are interested in photography, travel, food and craft.
Each participant will be required to bring a laptop with an updated version of Capture One Pro. We feel this is the best editing platform and it is the easiest for us to teach in group form.
All levels are welcome.
ROUGH ITINNERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE
DAY 1 FRIDAY
4-6 pm Arrival/Check in at hotel: - EL DIABLO LA SANDIA BOCA DEL MONTE!
6 pm Intro + drinks on terrace at hotel
7:30 pm Dinner on roof at CASA OAXACA
DAY 2 SATURDAY
Early morning walk through ZOCOLO // MERCADO 20 de NOVIEMBRE
Mid morning LECTURE at hotel
Lunch at ITANONI
Early afternoon Optional visit to SAN FELIPE GARDEN/ Intro to Oaxacan ethnobotany!
Late afternoon rest/ shoot at TEXTILE MUSEUM / MACO or IAGO or SOLEDAD (Ice cream) Dinner at CABUCHE
DAY 3 SUNDAY!
Early to TLACOLULA
Late Lunch at CALDO DE PIEDRA o EL SABOR ZAPOTECO
Afternoon LECTURE // Set up dinner shoot
Dinner by EL DISTILADO or BOULENC in hotel + Chef talk
DAY 4 MONDAY!
Morning CASA//TALLER DE PAPEL
Lunch at MOUNTAIN CAFE (very simple, overlooks the valley) or BIZNAGA
Late afternoon visit to MONTE ALBAN
Dinner at LA TECA
DAY 5 TUESDAY!
Early Sunrise LAS ESCALERAS DEL FORTIN!
Late morning to MEZCALOTECA GREENHOUSE + PALENQUES for all day MEZCAL + LAMB ROAST
DAY 6 WEDNESDAY
Early morning Portraits at hotel
Mid Morning Lecture by ERIC + ELSA CHAVEZ!
Lunch at TLAMANALLI
Afternoon Teotitlan MARKET/WEAVING/DYE DEMO + TEOTITLAN SHOOT
Dinner at DANZANTES
DAY 7 THURSDAY!
11 am JARDIN ETNOBOTANICO
Lunch at EL TIPICO
Afternoon LA CHICHARRA or TENIDO DE MANO DYE STUDIO
Dinner/Shoot CASA OAXACA HOTEL
DAY 8 FRIDAY
Early morning - Mid afternoon COOKING CLASS with ORIGEN!
Afternoon — ?
Dinner at PEZ
DAY 9 SATURDAY
Early morning - afternoon COLECTIVO 1050 TOUR /SHOOT
Lunch at —
Afternoon DANZANTES DISTILLERY
Evening shoot/Dinner by BOULENC or DISTILLADO in hotel
DAY 9 SUNDAY
THIS WORKSHOP IS CAPPED AT 13 PARTICIPANTS. ALL LODGING, MEALS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND GUIDES ARE INCLUDED, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ANY SESSIONS WITH HEALERS. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT COVERED AND IS MANDATORY. AIRFARE TO AND FROM OAXACA IS NOT INCLUDED. FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. ALL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. THIS WORKSHOP IS NON REFUNDABLE.