Life as a Photographer: Beyond the Lens

  • Deadline:
    March 20, 2008, 4:36 p.m.
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Spend a week developing a portfolio of work that engages galleries, museums and the media. A key question that we will address is: What do you want to express and why? A portfolio is an ever-evolving story that illustrates one's life, strengths, interests and abilities. Through viewing and critiquing our portfolios in class, we will begin a dialogue about image-making and help students master their own vision and express that through their portfolio. Individual assignments will be given to help strengthen (and challenge) that vision.

Discussions about career issues, technical issues and topics generated by the class. Slide shows of other photographers' work will be included later in the week. We'll cover a variety of image-making issues, from the choice of subject matter to the various practical and technical options for presenting work. For ease of sharing work, main critiques will be of slides or digital capture. Students are also free to show prints made outside of class time. Slide film can be processed daily at a local lab at an additional cost.

This workshop is designed for artists with two to 10 years of experience. It is particularly useful for those who are already working on a specific project or with specific subject matter, but it is also for those seeking direction in their work.

The workshop runs June 16-20, 2008 at Anderson Ranch Arts Center near Aspen Colorado. Click the link above or call 970-923-3181 for more information.