Posts from the ‘Workshops and Classes’ Category

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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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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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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Workshop: Jason Fulford on Visual Language: How Pictures Speak to Each Other

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“Everywhere there is a grammatical mysticism. Grammar. It is not only the human being that speaks—the universe also speaks—everything speaks—unending languages.” —Novalis The single photograph, despite its specificity, remains ambiguous. The image is always relative to something else: another image, the mode of presentation, text, or the viewer’s own mood and memory. For this reason, context is an important tool for the photographer. Context can be used either to play on the photograph’s inherent ambiguity, or to clarify the photographer’s message. In this hands-on workshop, participants will discuss and experiment with visual language and the relationship between images. On day…

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Workshop: Dawoud Bey: The Portrait in a Community Context

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In Dawoud Bey’s portraits, he depicts both individuals and communities. Through series such as Class Pictures, Character Project, and most recently, The Birmingham Project, Bey explores collective individuality while guiding viewers through social and historical spaces. Join Bey for a workshop on how to create effective portraits within a community context. The workshop will begin at Aperture, with an introductory review of students’ portfolios. In addition to providing personalized feedback and tasks for improvement, Bey will present his own work and experiences as an artist. The discussion will present conceptual and practical strategies for making new work, followed by a…

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