Back from Another Workshop







Yesterday I returned from the second workshops I have taught in a row. This time it was taking place in Malawi with a group of Norwegian journalists. As always when teaching a workshop it’s an intensive 10 days of work, but the group was hardworking and fantastic to travel along with. And judging by the feedback they seemed to have enjoyed and had great value from the workshop and the six Malawian journalists we were cooperating with. Every day we were up early in the morning and didn’t stop before late in the evening. A workshop is not a holiday, but hard work and takes a lot of effort. The workshop which I taught along with Øystein (with whom I run Øystein & Otto’s Blog), doesn’t give me a lot of time to photograph myself, but above is nevertheless a handful of photos from the week and a half in Malawi.


About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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92 Responses to Back from Another Workshop

  1. thirdeyemom says:

    These are truly unbelievable photos which have captured so much pure emotion.

  2. Als Amateur würde ich diese wunderbaren Bilder der Rubrik “Kunst” zuordnen … 😉

  3. 1cruzdelsur says:

    The colors and the expression of each photograph makes everything very beautiful.
    Very nice Otto.

  4. These images are strong narratives, which demonstrate your sensitivity for entering their lives.

  5. phillip says:

    Great job Otto! These are some powerful images.

  6. Mona says:

    Powerful, yes! I bet your workshops are informative and inspiring.

  7. cocomino says:

    Great photoshop, indeed They live.

  8. drawandshoot says:

    It is always inspiring to see, and hear, about your work, Otto.

  9. Harold Green says:

    Lovin’ this third eye. How to go!!!

  10. Beautiful photos. Each opens up to a story and I’d love to know more about the people and their lives. I hope you’ll be able to share more after you get somer rest. You really have been tremendously busy, Otto, and I’m sure the participants in the workshop have learned so much. What a wonderful opportunity!

    • munchow says:

      I think it was a great opportunity both for the participants and myself. I will hopefully get to show more work from Malawi later on. Thank you for the comment, Debra.

  11. David Hall says:

    Stunning photographs yet again Otto. Welcome back.

  12. fgassette says:

    Wonderful photos. Love the story they tell.


  13. victoriaaphotography says:

    Wonderful photos.
    And while workshops can be hard work and result in very long days, it was good to see you managed to take some time out to capture a few images for yourself.

    • munchow says:

      Usually there isn’t much time to do any shooting myself when I teach a workshop, but every so often I try to make it happen. Thank you Victoria.

  14. sangwani says:

    what is the workshop about?

  15. Angeline M says:

    Incredible photos, Otto. They are each alive, and I can almost feel the story behind them. I am riveted by that third photo; I can’t decide if it’s their eyes, their poses, or exactly what it is that captures my attention.

  16. nomadcitizen says:

    I really like the picture in the church where the people are praying are really mesmerizing …

  17. niasunset says:

    impressive faces… welcome home dear Otto, Thank you, love, nia

  18. Må ha vært fantastisk å delta. Og fantastiske bilder, Otto.

  19. Nice job! I especially like the bottom photo and how the colors swirl around in the composition.

  20. Time goes by so fast but, in a week or two in another country you can be influenced for years by things you saw and did there. Like me remembering the colors on the walls in peoples homes in Vietnam or Bhutan.

  21. The colours are so vivid. They contribute a great deal to the emotion of the photos. Wonderful, Otto.

  22. umashankar says:

    Majestic, as ever! You bring unto my eyes what I may witness never!

  23. Louis says:

    Superb photos full of visual information and, of course, technically immaculate.

  24. Compelling photos, Otto – I especially love the “in church” image with its unexpected double responses to the same situation. The colors, the point of views, the immediacy of the images – wonderful!

  25. You’ve captured such beautiful emotion in these images Otto.

  26. Thanks for sharing such intriguing photos! For me – a great way to finish out my day – looking at the images you posted!

  27. Fantastiske bilder! Herlig fargerike – å for et vakkert lys!

  28. aFrankAngle says:

    Welcome back Otto … love the contrast!

  29. Patti Kuche says:

    Each one is an absolute stand-out and I adore the one of the little girl with the man in the doorway.

  30. heartical says:

    Outstanding photos! Interesting angles…you’ve just taught me that the horizon doesn’t have to be level…Thanks!

  31. Sunshine says:

    Malawi culture seems to have so much bright colors and you captured their activities so well. the last photo with the dancer is precious…as the little girl at the door. great to hear it all went well. ☺

  32. sued51 says:

    These are some wonderful portraits conveying so much life…

  33. passporttorainbows says:

    The pictures are so human and relatable. 🙂

  34. These are great photos! You’re a legit photojournalist 🙂 Keep it up. Love what you capture.

  35. Such beautifully crafted images, Otto. They tell a story, with no text needed at all.

  36. This is beautiful. Stirs our hearts to the world beyond the walls we live in. More truthful than some of T.V. stuff we see. You were there and what you saw your camera captured in vividness.

  37. ShimonZ says:

    You do have beautiful pictures here.

  38. DaniLew says:

    Great images, Otto! That ultra-wide angle lens just pulls me in to each picture and makes me feel that I was right there with you.

  39. Lena Jacome says:

    These are incredible images!

  40. mbfitzmahan says:

    Wonderful faces. Do you also do B&W? Your color is spectacular, but I would like to see your BW work, too. Thank you for dropping by my new blog, too. I would appreciate comments, too.I live and worked in Sierra Leone for 6 months. Took a few photos during the craziness.

  41. dalo2013 says:

    Beautiful photos, full of emotion and life…the workshops you take part in are wonderful. Look forward to more of your photos and adventures.

  42. KarenAnn says:

    Wonderful images…so colorful, both literally and with all the emotion that has been captured. Beautiful faces…

  43. Tod says:

    Glad to hear the workshop went well, Otto. 3, 4 and 5 are my favorites. Nice light and composition.

  44. Paula says:

    Remarkable captures all of them. The scene of praying is the most powerful…

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