5 years’ jubilee for Photographic Workshops at Stord, Norway!


We offer you a very special

Workshop with Roger Ballen

Stord, Norway 16. – 23. August 2009


Minimum 10, maximum 13 participants,

skilled amateur or professional photographers.

Black & White, filmbased / digital



Born in New York, he has since 1982 lived and worked in South Africa. His images are really something special: Roger Ballen’s photographs are like images from a waking dream: compelling and thought-provoking, with layers of rich details, flashes of dark humour, and an altered sense of place. Blurring the boundaries between documentary photography and art, his work is both a powerful social statement and a complex sociological study.

Roger has had several books published, the most recent ones being Outland (2001), Shadow Chamber (2006) and Boarding House (April 2009), all published at Phaidon. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums world-wide.


For more images and texts, see www.rogerballen.com

See also http://www.lensculture.com/ballen.html for audio interview with Roger Ballen




will be held on the island of Stord, which is situated at the entrance of the Hardanger fjord, on the west coast of Norway. The island has approximately 20.000 inhabitants, and is blessed with the magic light of the North!

All lectures will be held at our studio, no less than a former Kingdom Hall of Jehovas Witnesses… Participants will stay at a small hotel 10 minutes’ walk from the studio. At the hotel there will be a darkroom with facilities for black-and-white film processing, and print making (mainly contact prints).

Should you wish to work digitally you will need to bring all necessary equipment.


We will serve lunch in our garden every day, this is included in the workshop-fee. Also included are a welcome dinner and a farewell-dinner. Beverages (beer/wine/mineralwater) are included with all lunches and the welcome-dinner.


During the workshop Roger will give participants daily assignments so as to challenge them to use different parts of their minds, and to extend their boundaries.



COSTS:  All prices are in Norwegian Kroner (NOK)

Workshop fee:                                                                                                 NOK  9400,-

(Including hot lunches, 2 dinners

and darkroom chemicals)


Hotel: (Please note that all participants must stay at this hotel.)


Pr. person in a double room, total for 7 nights:                                                   NOK  2975,-

(including breakfast and a cold evening meal)

Pr. person in a single room, total for 7 nights:                                                    NOK  4550,-

(including breakfast and a cold evening meal)






















Lunchtime, Roger Ballen



We need your registration as soon as possible. Send us an e-mail, and as long as the workshop is not full, a space will be reserved for you. You will receive a registration form and an invoice for a deposit of NOK 2800,- Your space will be confirmed when the deposit has been paid.


We will not be able to return your deposit after March 15th., should you decide to withdraw from the workshop after this date.


The rest of the fee is to be paid in two instalments: NOK 3300,- by May 1st , and NOK 3300,-

by June 15th 2009.

(You may also pay the total amount of NOK 6600,- by May 1st if you prefer, to save transfer costs).


Accommodation is to be paid directly to the hotel upon your departure.




Depending on where you travel from, Stord is normally easiest to reach by air. There are direct flights to Stord from Oslo (British Airways), alternatively you can travel via Bergen or Haugesund. From Bergen you can take a boat or a bus (approx. 2 hours’ travel). Ryanair also have flights from London to Haugesund, and from Haugesund to Stord it is only 1,5 hours by bus.


If you have any questions, send us an e-mail!

See also our suggested links below.




Catherine Cameron & Oyvind Hjelmen                       e-mail:  oh@oyvindhjelmen.com     





Stord:                                                                         Currency converter:

www.stordkommune.no                                                www.xe.com/ucc/


Airlines:                                                                                  Catherine & Oyvind:

www.britishairways.com                                               www.catherinecameron.com

www.sas.no                                                                 www.oyvindhjelmen.com