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NOTE: This class will meet in a live, online format.
Class meets Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm ET, for four sessions

Our emotions and personal experiences can drive and inform our working methodologies. A documentation, a visual poem, or a personal photographic journal can often evolve into a compelling project that is meaningful to a diverse audience. During this course students will be encouraged to think about photographic play in poetic, unexpected, and inspirational ways. You will learn how to craft your images in a way that engages your audience.  Cheryle will teach you how to locate beauty within the quotidian—to elevate the ordinary.

Via course readings, research and awareness of Contemporary artists working in a similar mode, students will develop visual and conceptual strategies for conveying their ideas through a long-form project. Via group discussions and one-on-one critiques, students will hone and further develop their body-of-work.  Conversations will revolve around the editing and sequencing of new and/or existing photographs, the writing of a succinct statement about the work, and articulating a vision of one’s project from concept, to publication to exhibition.


All Images ©Cheryl St. Onge

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Instructor: Cheryle St. Onge

Cheryle St. Onge received an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art. She has received numerous accolades for her work including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.  She works primarily with a large format camera, executing long-term projects that focus on familial connections. Her work has been widely published and exhibited.  Prints from her larger body of work are held in permanent museum collections and private collections worldwide. St. Onge has taught at Clark University, University of New Hampshire, and Maine College of Art. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian and Boston Globe.