London’s Frontline Club is organising a one-day workshop led by the founders of The Sochi Project, a slow journalism initiative that charts the changes taking place in the Russian region due to host the Winter Olympics next year.
Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen will deliver a workshop on independent documentary journalism, self-publishing and crowdfunding. The pair have travelled to Sochi and the surrounding area on and off since 2009. Their resulting work, The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus, is a book and website that casts a critical eye on the dramatic transformations sweeping across the region
In September, Hornstra and Van Bruggen became the first Dutch journalists to lose heir press accreditation and visas since the fall of the Soviet Union. An exhibition of their work, due to open this month at Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow, was also cancelled but then later shown at the Fotodoc Centre.
The workshop will run on Saturday 2 November from 10am to 5pm. More details can be found here.