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Galani (Xanthi)

The heart of an image
David Jiménez — Workshop

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Inscription: 200 EURO

Coco-Mat Residence
Galani Village

With the support of
Coco-Mat Bikes

This is a workshop that aims in exploring the fine line between reality and our fluctuating perception of it. During these four days David Jimenez will try to deconstruct pre-existing ways of understanding, and help participants in finding their own voice. His theoretical strategy will include discussing different concepts related to the way we see reality and the nature of images, the multiple ways we can use the variables of the medium to express our ideas, as well as studying a wide spectrum of artists, to demonstrate the variety of ways poetic concepts translate into an expressive personal style. After that the participants will be going out into nature in the unique surroundings of Galani and experience the creative process through an experimental approach. If you already have a work in progress you are encouraged to bring it along and David will help you to develop it further. The aim is finding the elusive heart of the image, as it were, or at least getting closer to our own understanding of it.  

This Workshop is part of Eyes on Nature Workshop Series/ It will take place in collaboration with Panayotis Lamprou, Art Consultant of Coco-Mat Bikes and TransEurope Co-ordinators.


Why apply?

This intense workshop allows you to:

  • Receive guidance from experts with extensive experience in storytelling, producing, editing, curation and coaching.
  • Get the opportunity to revise your existing work or create a new one
  • Get full focus on your work while being surrounded by like-minded fellow photographers in a beautiful, and visually appealing place like Galani
  • Get exposure

Exposure Opportunities

  • All participants’ works will be presented during the Transeurope Athens exhibition in November 2019 in a digital showcase.
  • Depending on the level of your work you will also have the possibility of being featured at one of Coco-Mat Company’s top locations around Europe.
  • TransEurope platform/social media and Eyesculture will further use their network to promote the participants’ work.

Who can apply?

This workshop is open to all those who

  • Either have an on-going project and wish to develop it further (preferably in reference with the environment).
  • Any photographer or avid user of the photographic medium who is eager to approach in a new light any issue of interest that falls under the thematic scope “Eyes on Nature”


5-days Workshop

  • Dates: 26th -30th of September
  • Arrival day: Thursday 26th of September (arrive no later than noon)
  • Departure day: Monday 30th of September (departure has to be after 14.00)


Do not forget to check HOW TO APPLY procedure

  • Deadline for submitting your application: Open now until 13th of September
  • Your participation will be confirmed to you by: 15th of September

Payment procedure

    STEP 1. Participation fees include accommodation for four nights, so make a choice according to your preference before making the deposit.

  • 495€ (single bed in a double room)
  • 395€ (common room)

STEP 2. Make the deposit.
1. In one installment by 16th of September

  • Participation fee and stay in single bed in a double room 495€ (+20€ registration fee): registration
  • Participation fee and stay in common room 395€ (+20€ registration fee): registration

2. In two installments

  • Pre-inscription fee to secure your place (200€) by 16th of September. Click on inscribe now
  • Second installment: balance by 20th of September.

STEP 3. You are done! You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Welcome to the workshop!


Coco-Mat Villa at Galani Village, Xanthi (Northeast Greece)

Galani Village is near the town of Xanthi at the Northeast of Greece.
The workshop will be held at a Coco-Mat picturesque villa, surrounded by a green landscape (nearby runs Nestos, a well known river for its biodiversity that hosts many different flora and fauna species), where you can experience the natural way of living and working.

Closest airports to Xanthi: Kavala 47km and Thessaloniki 224km.

Coco-Mat Bike will offer a wooden bike to each participant to move around during the days of the workshop!

More info soon to be announced.


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Born in 1970 in Seville, Spain, David Jiménez is an artist photographer. His visual approach aims at bringing us closer to the invisible relationships operating secretly in what we consider familiar, while his works often encompass hidden visual clues directing viewers to discover different readings. The transformation of meaning through one’s gaze, the understanding and capturing of reality as a dreamlike state where stability is merely apparent are some of the main elements of his practice.
His works, in the form of books, exhibits and audiovisual screenings, have been shown in numerous venues including the Nederlands Foto Instituut of Rotterdam, the Rencontres d´Arles, the Seoul Photo Festival, and the Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale in China among many others. In June 2019 he had his first anthological exhibition, UNIVERSOS, at the Sala Canal de Isabel II exhibition hall in Madrid. He won the award for Best New Photographer at PHotoEspaña 99 and the Arts Award of the city of Madrid in 2008, and was resident artist in the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome in

To date, he has published six monographic books, including Infinito (first edition 2000, second edition 2018), considered one of Spain’s most outstanding photobooks in recent decades; versus in 2014 and AURA in 2018. His work is part of numerous public and private collections, such as Fundación MAPFRE, the MACUF Contemporary Art Museum, and the DKV Art Collection. He regularly delivers workshops and lectures on the creative process of photography. He currently lives in Madrid.