Most people think of Maine as a seaside paradise, complete with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and hearty fishermen, bringing in their catch. But there is a lot more to Maine than the sea and this workshop is about discovering the hidden or unseen culture and everyday activities of Maine—how the real Mainers live.
The main purpose of the class is to get students think about how their work connects and how to develop their own unique vision. We will talk about working on projects, working for purpose (books, exhibition, etc.), and making a career in photography. And anything else students want to discuss, whether philosophical, creative, professional or technical.
To some degree, class takes place in cars and vans, as we travel the Route One Coastal Highway to county fairs, minor league baseball, roller derby (maybe), and half-abandoned mill towns. During those trips we will talk shop and exchange ideas and try to answer whatever photography questions you have on your minds.
Back on the MMW campus, we will look at and discuss work daily. Work you bring to the workshop and work you make during our week together. The final project will be a digital (Blurb) book, which we will edit and design on the spot to represent the week’s activities. Naturally, we will also discuss issues of putting a book together and publishing in the 21st century.
"MMW was a great learning environment. The instructors & students made the experience one of a kind."
- Rebecca Judy, Laguna Beach, CA
"Incredible experience, looking forward to my next visit!"
- Brady Wilks, Boyds, MD