Poetics of Space: Explore the Vast Universe of Your Home
© Stefan Frank

Poetics of Space: Explore the Vast Universe of Your Home

Dates: Wednesdays, Dec 2–Jan 13, 2021
Time: 2–4pm (ET)
Sessions: 5 (No class on Dec 23 & 30)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $325
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Gain a new perception of the place closest to you: your home. In this timely visual inquiry, we’ll “deconstruct” the materials of your home, examine their relationships to each other, and come to a deeper visual understanding of your lived environment. Each week you’ll be given a practical photographic prompt to inspire and help strengthen the meaning of your photography. We’ll use Gaston Bachelard’s book Poetics of Space as a starting point for our photographic exploration, and we’ll discuss a wide range of works — from Martha Rosler and Carrie Mae Weems, to Bernd and Hilla Becher, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Thomas Demand.


This course was excellent, and I would/will recommend it to friends…. What I've liked about all of the three classes I've taken through StrudelmediaLive is that they are well-structured and organized. Stefan was exceptionally well-prepared for each session — it was all about teaching the material and he made an enormous amount of material available to the class.
—Barbara (New York City)
This class was really exceptional — Stefan was extremely well-prepared, very thorough and taught with great enthusiasm and care on a university level; great assignments and class critique plus post-class emails. This was on a new level of online learning.
—Lisa (New York City)

Stefan Frank
Stefan Frank

Stefan Frank is a photographer and writer, working from Heidelberg, Germany. Way before he came to photography, he studied mathematics and philosophy at Ruhr Universität Bochum and worked as an IT specialist. He studied at Atelier Smedsby with JH Engström and Margot Wallard in Paris in 2017, before he eventually began studying photography at Ostkreuzschule, Berlin, with Peter Bialobrzeski. He graduated in 2023 with the work Irgendwo (“Anywhere”), a project dealing with politically motivated crime and the terror-spree of the far right in Germany. He has been teaching with StrudelmediaLive since 2020, giving courses on surrealism, poetics of space, gestalt theory for photographers, and more. His work has been exhibited in Heidelberg, Frankfurt, and Berlin.

Stefan teaches the poetics of space, nighttime photography, and much more — including presenting The Photobook Show — for StrudelmediaLive.