About the local hosting organizationSEEDS
About the volunteer workThis is the eleventh year that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an intense photography related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style. When the workshops end, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal group exhibition in a local independent cinema. Participants should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, and laptops if possible. They should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions.Please note this project is more of a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary service but it depends on our partners and weather conditions. Additionally, the camp combines exploring Reykjavik, hunting for Aurora and having fun. Participants should also use this opportunity to share something about their own culture with the international group. In this project SEEDS will organize an Aurora hunting trip (Northern lights) to the countryside in the close vicinity of Reykjavik. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. We will pick a night with the best chances given by the Aurora forecast by the Icelandic meteorological office. If we do not catch any northern lights in the first excursion, SEEDS will organise a second trip. Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will see northern lights as solar activity is irregular and it depends on weather and meteorological conditions.
Local accommodationSEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house in Reykjavik, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The facilities are basic with a shower, kitchen and a washing machine. The group will sleep in shared rooms and shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other projects may also stay in the house for part of the time.Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks and recipes from your home country for the international evening.
About the project locationReykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal- and hydropower. The world s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. Reykjavik is an International city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded with beautiful nature.The Stockfish film festival in Reykjavik takes place from March 1 to 11. Its main goals are to provide a platform for the domestic and international film communities to come together, and to foster cooperation/collaboration between all of the key institutions within the Icelandic film industry. The festival will screen some of the most up-and-coming films in the world and invite international filmmakers to discuss the state of filmmaking, industry and community. For more information and details, please check http://stockfishfestival.is/
RequirementsParticipation fee EUR 350 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp and back into SEEDS office (on the first and last day), as well as the Aurora hunting/Northern lights trip. AGE: 18