June 9 - 13 2019


Dates : JUNE 9 - 13, 2019
Days : 5 Days
Group : 4 participants
Price : €1,500
Deadline/End of Registration : April 10, 2019

Registration fee : €500
*Non-refundable fee. This will secure your spot in the Workshop. The remaining amount is due by April 10, 2019.

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Included :

  • Airbnb housing

  • Two Photography instructors and guides

  • Darkroom Chemicals

  • Darkroom Paper

  • Full Darkroom Access

NOT Included :

  • Flights

  • Visas

  • Meals outside the one community meal

  • Any leisure activity

  • Travel and health insurance

  • Film

  • Personal Photography Equipment

  • Meals

Ofir Barak, Jerusalem


For the first time in Jerusalem, Photographers Ofir Barak and Taylor Pool will jointly lead an intensive 5 day workshop focusing on improving your personal work and skills in street photography and darkroom printing.

This course of theory and practice, is designed to lead you in a condensed and well structured way through the photographic storytelling process alongside teaching you the basics of darkroom printing in order to improve your technique vision.  

The workshop will challenge you to create new work and develop your own visual language and photographic identity through practical assignments and group critiques. Both mentors will also give intimate artist talks about their own work and personal experiences, sharing their key advice and insights.

Taylor Pool in the darkroom

Taylor Pool in the darkroom

Selection and Requirements

• Intended for passionate amateurs and professional photographers alike with a strong interest in documentary, storytelling, and who want to understand the basics of the darkroom.

• The workshop is open to 5 participants max and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Students attending must be comfortable using their own camera.

• Photographers from all levels are welcome!

Please note that the Workshop will take place only if 3 or 4 applicants are accepted. All applying will receive a confirmation email and only then you should make the necessary arrangements for your travel.

This workshop offers

  • Mentoring by both Ofir Barak and Taylor Pool.

  • Visual Style : Images will be reviewed each day and we will guide you through technical, theoretical and aesthetic issues.

  • Practical work and feedback

  • A guided tour of shooting during the workshop throughout city landmarks, Judaism and Christians.

  • Group portfolio reviews including advice on work and personal development.

  • Learning the process of developing film.

  • Printing Contact Sheets from your film.

  • Learning how to print using the traditional archival method.

  • Supervised Darkroom printing sessions.

  • Connecting with a group of like-minded photographers.

  • One community meal a day + coffee, tea, and snacks everyday.

  • Exploring the ancient city of Jerusalem.


• The Workshop will be held in English.

Your Instructors

Ofir Barak


Taylor Pool


Ofir Barak was born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1982. In 2011, he received his B.A. in Humanities from the Open University of Israel. In 2014, he began working in a multi layered project regarding religions in Jerusalem, Israel. His work largely concentrates on the three major abrahamic religions in the city - Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the people behind them. His work has won numerous awards and nominations and is exhibited in both personal collections and galleries across the world.

Taylor Pool has been involved in black and white analog photography for 15 years now, along with darkroom experience since 12 years. He exclusively shoots black and white film because it allows him to work with his own negatives and photographs in the darkroom. The last years he’s experimented in toning and alternative processes in the darkroom, such as lith printing, and is always excited to share his passion and knowledge about developing, printing, toning, and plain and simple photography.


If we feel that we need to move the trip to different dates because of weather or cancel because any unforeseen activity that's out of our control, then we will do so to benefit your personal safety!