oct 31nov 03


Portrait Puzzles
Diana Blok — Workshop

schedule: 09.00 — 18.00 H
Inscription: 200 EURO


Onassis Cultural Centre [Space: Workshop for Education Programs]

Address: 107 – 109 Syngrou Avenue
11745 Athens

With the support of

Onassis Cultural Center
Coco-Mat Bikes

How much time do we need to prepare a face for the faces that we meet, to paraphrase T.S Elliot? Making a portrait is a process that involves a lot of un-masking as it were. For this reason, Diana Blok in her four-day workshop will work with participants in order first to exchange views on what makes a good portrait, and then through different exercises attempt to delineate it. Can you make a portrait of someone in his absence? How many masks does one need to construct or de-construct in order to create an interesting picture?
Themes regarding identity, role-playing, gender construction, and taboos will be touched upon, while the workshop will mostly focus on a hands-on experience discovering the important elements of a staged image which aims at showing a face or its many faces.

This Workshop will take place in collaboration with TransEurope Co-ordinators.

How to Apply

  • Deadline for submitting your application: 29th of October

Payment procedure

As soon as your participation has been confirmed please proceed to the payment procedure

1. In one installment by 31st of October

  • Participation fee 395€ (+20€ registration fee): registration


2. In two installments

  • Pre-inscription fee to secure your place (200€) by 31st of October. Click on inscribe now
  • Second installment: balance by 03rd of November.

…And you are done! You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Welcome to the workshop!


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Born in 1952 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Diana Blok lived in several Latin American countries before moving to Amsterdam where she developed her career in fine art photography.  The camera became her tool for self-discovery and exploring ideas around sexual identity, gender, cultural and social diversity. Her main focus has been portraiture, self-portrait and the nude, always intending to reveal the invisible and the personal.  Some of the selected titles from her eight publications are: “I Challenge you to Love Me”, portraits and stories about sexual identity in Brazil today, in collaboration with INESC (2014), UN Women and the Royal Dutch Embassy in Brasília, “Time Tells” published by Witteveen Visual Arts (2012), a family history about war, identity and consolidation, and “See Through Us” portraits and stories of LGBTT in Turkey (2007).

Her work is represented in major public and private collections and is shown in solo and group exhibitions worldwide. She has taught fine art photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, while also giving master classes and workshops internationally. She is currently guest professor of Photography for the Masters Program of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.