Posts from the ‘Workshops and Classes’ Category

Workshop: Talking Pictures with W. M. Hunt

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“Hunt uses language clearly, colorfully, and intelligently. His stories—along with the whys and wherefores—were extremely valuable.” “Hearing Mr. Hunt talk about his relationship to photographs and the pictures he likes was enlightening.” —past workshop students Join W. M. (Bill) Hunt for a one-day workshop intended for photographers wishing to learn from a non-photographer who has been looking at and talking about images for forty years. Hunt is a longtime collector, curator, and consultant who has been teaching for more than two decades. Participants are asked to put together a portfolio of at least five great photographs made by others—images they…

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Rick Sands: Breaking the Light Barrier

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I always call him “the genius of light.” He puts all of the lighting scenes together. He thinks differently than everyone else I know. He just responds to light. It’s remarkable.—Gregory Crewdson on Rick Sands Over the course of a week in June 2013, Rick Sands led Breaking the Light Barrier, a technical lighting workshop for photographers. An experienced lighting director, Sands revealed techniques specific to cinema production, often overlooked when making still images. The class was a hands-on crash course in a diverse array of equipment. Students worked in teams to design and implement complex lighting arrangements. Join master…

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Rinko Kawauchi: The Poetics of Photography

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Leading up to the opening of Ametsuchi at Aperture Gallery, Rinko Kawauchi led an insightful workshop over the weekend of September 14 and 15. Students spent a rare eight hours with the Japanese artist, working through presentations and conducting a portfolio review. The course cultivated an intuitive approach to all aspects of photographic workflow, from shooting to bookmaking, and students were left with a refreshed conception of the poetics of photography. From the students: “Rinko’s ability to expand on ideas about process and the nature of photography was very helpful.” “The discussion was enlightening . . .” Join Rinko Kawauchi…

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Shelby Lee Adams: Environmental Portraiture

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We are pleased to report the success of Shelby Lee Adams’s environmental portraiture workshop, held on July 13 and 14, 2013. The course exposed students to the varying psychological and technical faculties of portraiture through the study of images and an on-location shoot in New York’s Tompkins Square Park. The resulting photographs stand as testament to the tenacious and astute observations made by this group of students over the course of the workshop. From the students: “This workshop exceeded my expectations. I had questions answered that I didn’t even know I had. . . . I will go home with…

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Lesley A. Martin & Denise Wolff: What Makes a Book Work?

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Over the weekend of January 18 and 19, Aperture Foundation books publisher Lesley A. Martin and editor Denise Wolff led a two-day intensive workshop on the process of putting together a photobook. Using a number of examples from their past work, Martin and Wolff led an engaging discussion on variables which impact the shaping of a photobook, including concept, format, materials, design, and sequencing. Participants were given the opportunity to share their own projects and receive feedback from Martin, Wolff, and the other students, leaving everyone with new ideas to pursue. From the students: “I feel the workshop was very…

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Larry Fink

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“. . . my developing identity was ensnarled with the camera, its natural power to encode and communicate that which was in front of me and that which was within me . . . “ —Larry Fink Larry Fink’s photographs merge style, vision, and content so seamlessly that their meaning strikes us as given: something known and shared—an unequivocal truth about what things looked and felt like there in front of the camera. The art of this lies in Fink’s ability and willingness to penetrate the scene at hand, even when the politics may not be to his liking. Join…

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Todd Hido: Sources & Influences

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Sources and Influences, a workshop with Todd Hido, ran over the weekend of September 21 and 22, providing students with a formidable lesson in how to shape one’s career as a photographer. A skilled professor, Hido lectured on his own experiences, principles, and methods. The course enabled students to draw inspiration not only from the precedent set by their instructor, but also from new perspectives on their own portfolios. From the students: “Todd was extremely generous sharing his experiences as a photographer and his vast knowledge of the history of photography. He also gave each student excellent feedback. This was…

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Bruno Ceschel: the Self-Published Photobook

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Join Bruno Ceschel, founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, for a two-day intensive workshop conceived for people interested in publishing their own photography book. Workshop participants will be given the necessary tools and insight to become editor-in-chief of their own publication. The class will cover the varied contemporary publishing models, from the zine to the traditional perfect-bound photography book. Editing, sequencing, and design will be discussed both theoretically and practically. The class will also cover distribution and marketing options for finished titles. Each participant will present his/her own book project to the class and then realize their project using Adobe…

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W. M. Hunt: Outsider / Insider

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At Aperture on Saturday, November 2, W. M. Hunt led Outsider/Insider, a workshop on collecting and connoisseurship. Hunt, a longtime collector, curator, and consultant who has been teaching for more than two decades, is also a natural storyteller: he expounded on his personal experiences and expertise before pushing students to articulate and develop their own tastes. Before the workshop, Hunt had asked participants to put together a portfolio of at least five photographs made by others, images they believed reflected their taste, were influential to them, or provoked them. During the day, he reviewed each portfolio individually. The course brought…

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