Višja šola za fotografijo v Sežani
Finally a college for photography will be opening in Slovenia. I remember when I was in secondary school (about 15 years ago) there were rumors that a college for photography is opening, but nothing happened. Even in the last year I was asked by three different people if i would teach in their college for photography and I said to all of them yes, I’ll join to whoever start it first. One project of establishing a college was running in Novo mesto, second in Ljubljana and third one in Sežana.
In Sežana college was founded by CPI and HERE are details about the program. Not all the rooms are finished, but the big space in the school will be a small studio. Apparently there is a former cinema place where a big studio will be. Also 30 computers will be available. A library is setting up. I need to recommend hundred books. Dream come true job!
The program starts in October. Already 60 students applied for full time and 30 for part time course. I’ll teach reportage photography, but that comes in the second year. Until then I’ll teach as well, but not as often. It’s great because in Slovenia we didn’t had that sort of higher educational program, so I can shape up my lectures as I want. I’ll go to my London College of Printing where I’ll get their program of photojournalism and that will be great help in shaping up my classes. I’ll go for advices also to Prague’s Famu as well. It’s been already ten years since I left Prague after my graduation and didn’t return after. Back to Kafka’s castle (as Aleksandra Vajd once named it).
I’m really looking forward!
PS: Although Sežana is really close to the seaside I was there when there was a snow blizzard.