Guided by Sean Kernan, step out beyond what we know, experience working in not-knowing and expand your practice in this creative and inspirational photography workshop.

Aug 26, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $1495
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 12

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There is no road. The road is made by walking – Antonio Machado

Photographing is how so many of us open up our creativity and surprise ourselves with what we find. This is a workshop in that surprise. We use a series of actions and exercises in writing, drawing, music and theater games, simple seeing, and of course photography.

 Do you want your photography to express the ideas you have or to lead you to new ones?

Do pictures ever take you?

When you take a photograph that looks nothing like your work, do you file it … or go looking for more?

Are you willing to take a picture you’ll never show to anyone?

Would you like your photography to change? How?

Have you ever taken a picture that is beyond anything you‘ve ever done?

Are you an artist? Would you like to find out?

What we’ll do:

  1. Step out beyond what we know, and experience working in not-knowing.
  2. Widen our seeing and make new images from there.
  3. Do things we can’t imagine.
  4. Commence an expansion of our photography practice.

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All images ©Sean Kernan

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Instructor: Sean Kernan

Sean Kernan is a widely-exhibited photographer, writer, film maker and teacher, and has focused deeply on an exploration of creativity in our photography and lives. He is the author of The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges), Among Trees (with Anthony Doerr), Darrell Petit: In Stone, and Looking Into the Light, which explores creativity and photography. In recent years he has made several award-winning films: Crow Stories, The Kampala Boxing Club, A Mind of Winter, and The Visitor. His photography has been exhibited and published in France, Mexico, Egypt, Greece, China, Italy, Switzerland, Iran, Korea, and across the U.S. He has also collaborated with the dance company of choreographer Alison Chase on a theater/dance/multimedia work, Drowned that premiered at MASS MoCA. Clients include AT&T, Knoll, GE, Pratt and Whitney, New York Times, Smithsonian, Bloomberg, Harvard. He has taught and lectured at the New School/Parsons, Art Center Pasadena, Yale Medical School, ICP, and the University of Texas, and he has written for Communication Arts, Lenswork, and Graphis.