Learn how to capture the images of marginalized people in order to destigmatize and break stereotypes.
There are no available registration dates at this time.
Suited for photographers interested in working in the non-profit sector and on personal projects, this 2-day workshop provides insight on sourcing your story, establishing connections and putting your subjects at ease as they share their most intimate experiences with you.
Students can elect to partner with one of many non-profits in mid-coast Maine for subjects, or they can work on their own personal project.
Adding other elements to the portraits such as writing or audio is encouraged.
Students should come with the camera equipment they are comfortable with, ready to photograph during in-class assignments.
Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.
All Images Courtesy of Patrisha McLean
Instructor: Patrisha McLean
Patrisha McLean is a writer and photographer specializing in portraits of children, and in helping others bring attention to issues of social justice. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, including the Caldbeck Gallery and Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland and the Silver Eye Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Farnsworth Museum and Portland Museum of Art. She is the author of All Fall Down, a biography of the child actor Brandon deWilde, and two books of portraits accompanied by stories: My Island, published in 2015, and Maine Street.