This workshop is designed for the experienced young photographer who is interested in honing their artistic vision, technique and impact through experimentation and exploration. Digital photography is a flexible medium that can embrace the traditions of photographic vision and history, as well as delve into new experiments with the unique technology that is currently available. Students of this workshop will be asked to embrace the mode of explorers, testing the boundaries of contemporary photography through the production of their imagery. Whether the topic is the construction of an image, camera hacking, making prints on odd materials, or high-speed strobography, students will be using their minds and eyes to make their viewers reconsider the potential that a photograph can have. Students will continue to hone their camera skills, as well as learn advanced techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom that will aid them in the creation of images and expressive fine prints. Emphasis will also be placed on each student seeking a creative voice in their work that is unique to them. Through reading, discussion, and viewing of a wide range of photography, students of this workshop will become familiar with the diverse world of photography and discover the potency of personal vision.
Jay Gould is an artist and a member of the full-time faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gould received his B.F.A. in photography from the University of Wisconsin and his M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia. His work, which integrates scientific topics into photographic projects, has won numerous national awards, such as the Berenice Abbott Prize for an emerging photographer, the Jeannie Pierce Award, and First Place at the Newspace Center for Photography’s International Juried Exhibition. Gould’s work is widely exhibited around the country, making solo and group exhibition appearances at the University of Notre Dame, The Julia Dean Gallery in Los Angeles, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. His work has been welcomed by the scientific research and medical communities through a variety of fellowships, commissions and installations. Gould also participates in the larger artistic community as a member of the faculty at the Maine Media Workshops and as the former Chair of the Society for Photographic Education’s South Central region.
From one of Jay's students:
"Jay Gould is awesome! MMW is the best!"
- Tim Briggs, Sherborn, MA