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Our world is hyper-connected, but it is also a world where isolation is increasing. Exploring the concept of connection, award winning photographer Birgit Krippner will work closely with a small group to pass on her experiences and teach skills that have helped shaped her career.

We are surrounded by screens and live in an age where images are everywhere, but what makes a great one? In this participatory workshop Birgit will explore the need for empathy and intimacy between photographer and subject. This workshop aims to bring together people from different stages and walks of life who have an interest in photography. Birgit will offer personal insight and her experiences, including how she creates connection with her subjects and has delivered photos that seem impossible.

You only need a smart phone that has a camera and no previous photography experience is required. This workshop encourages questions.

About Birgit Krippner:

Born in Austria, award-winning photographer Birgit Krippner has been based in New Zealand since 2003 and lives in St Bathans, Otago. She has exhibited internationally and received numerous awards. Birgit’s work has been published in The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy Magazine, Getty Images, ArtForum, NZ Life & Leisure, Glory Days, Metro, BSC News, and Air New Zealand’s Kia Ora Magazine. Birgit is a judge for the internationally renowned “I-Shot-It” photo competition.

This First Thursdays Queenstown Photography Workshop is supported by Te Hau Toka Southern Lakes Wellbeing Group.


  • $15.00


  • Sat 05 Nov


  • 2:00 pm — 5:00 pm


  • Starkwhite 1–7 Earl Street
  • and the streets of Queenstown