Dates:
Jan 27, 2021 - Feb 24, 2021

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $750
Class Size: 12 (max)

NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Wednesdays 1:30-5pm EST for five sessions (Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, 2021)

A follow up to Divining the Personal, but also ideal for photographers who are feeling stuck in the middle of a project. We will evaluate the projects you have already started to see what works and what doesn’t. We’ll try to pinpoint what might be missing, visually or conceptually. Projects often change course as we dig deeper into ourselves. Your photographs will be our guide as we reevaluate original ideas and look for new direction.

We will use writing exercises to inspire fresh imagery. We will also break down the elements of your visual vocabulary and look at how your photographs speak to each other. This class aims to help you make sense of the work you have begun on instinct and emotion but need to connect to intellect. We will leave you on your way to finishing, or with a roadmap to completion for longer bodies of work.

The first class will consist of introductions to student work, as well as a presentation of Jennifer’s work. We will develop a personalized approach for each student to begin shooting again. Each class will focus on critiques, but we will also look at the work of contemporary photographers to explore the intricacies of storytelling. The final class will be an edit and sequence of all project work so far, along with ideas of where the work might be placed.

All Images:  ©Jennifer McClure

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Instructor: Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is a fine art photographer based in New York City. She uses the camera to ask and answer questions. Her work is about solitude and a poignant, ambivalent yearning for connection. The Leica Gallery in Boston will present a solo show of her work in April 2021. She was a 2019 and 2017 Critical Mass Top 50 finalist and twice received the Arthur Griffin Legacy Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography’s annual juried exhibitions. Jennifer was awarded CENTER's Editor's Choice by Susan White of Vanity Fair in 2013 and has been exhibited in numerous shows across the country. She has taught workshops for Leica, PDN's PhotoPlus Expo, the Maine Media Workshops, The Griffin Museum, and Fotofusion. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, GUP, The New Republic, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, L'Oeil de la Photographie, The Photo Review, Dwell, and PDN. She also founded the Women's Photo Alliance in 2015.