Rare chance for Pollok’s Aliah Jan

Local photographer, Aliah Jan from Pollok, is one of only 13 participants to have been selected to be participate and learn from Thomas Dworzak in a special photographic workshop. In conjunction with the Auckland Festival of Photography and for the first time in New Zealand, Magnum Photos has announced the new workshop in Auckland at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design from May 28th to June 1st.
“I was quite shocked when I received the news that I was selected because it was by submission of a portfolio of works and being Magnum Photos, I also knew the chances were pretty low. But I felt I had to try because this was one opportunity of a lifetime right here in Auckland.” says Aliah.
She looks forward to learning from Thomas the coming week and to be part of the group with participants traveling over to Auckland from Australia and Asia as well. Aliah will be sharing her own experience with her students from the No More Horsing Around photography course that she is currently running.

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