Achieve a deeper connection to your own artistic voice, and a pathway toward a meaningful, long-term body of work.
Aug 23, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020
Workshop Fee: $1,495
Class Size: 14 (max)
Fine art photography translates ideas into images, and images into a voice. But how do you transform your personal vision into a meaningful body of work? Irrespective of the genre – be it landscape, still life, portraiture, nature, abstraction, photojournalism, self-portrait, or documentary – authenticity and emotional connection is the root of every image we create. And defining what we want our work to convey is a skill that needs to be honed and nourished. Through classroom discussions, written and location exercises, critiques and portfolio reviews, students will be given the tools to articulate their vision and uncover a meaningful long-term body of work. We will also discuss practical topics such as longterm project development, statements, portfolio editing, marketing, publishing, and exhibitions. Upon conclusion of the class, students will achieve a deeper connection to their own artistic voice, a clearer understanding of what they wish to communicate through their photographs and a pathway toward a meaningful long-term body of work.
All image credit ©Susan Burnstine
Past student work (left to right): Jeannie Hutchins, JP Gibson, Steve Levinson, Stephanie Prechter
Instructor: Susan Burnstine
Susan Burnstine is an award-winning professional fine art and commercial photographer who builds homemade cameras and lenses using plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the globe and widely published throughout the world. She frequently curates and serves on juries for exhibitions and has written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Susan’s first monograph, Within Shadows, earned the Gold Award for PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3) in the Professional Fine Art Books category. She was also selected for Photo-Eye's 2011 booklist. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, was published by Damiani Editore in Fall 2016 and has earned much critical praise.