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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform. 
Class meets weekly on Thursdays 1-4pm ET, for five total sessions

In this class, we will explore the challenge of photographing that which is closest to us: our home environment, the people near us, and our immediate vicinity. Some of the questions we will address include: How can we make compelling images of the familiar? How can these uncertain times, with all of their accompanying limitations, inspire new ways of working? What does the concept of “home” mean to you, and how has it changed since the pandemic? Throughout, we will investigate metaphor, narrative, and memory in the context of both relationships and spaces. Some of the artists we will look at include Raymond Meeks, Justine Kurland, Scott Alario, Allen Frame, Jo Ann Walters, and Irina Rozovsky, among others. Lectures, readings, and writing assignments will complement class critiques. In addition to weekly shooting prompts, each student will produce a final project of their choice.

All images:  ©Sophie Barbasch

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Instructor: Sophie Barbasch

Sophie Barbasch is a New York based photographer. She earned her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in Art and Art History from Brown University. Selected grants and residencies include Light Work, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil.