Mar 24, 2021 - May 26, 2021
Workshop Fee: $350 (Community Members) $625 (MFA Students)
Class Size: 40 (max)
NOTE: This course will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Wednesdays for ten weeks, 6-8pm ET
The intricate story of photography’s mid century development will be presented by Brenton Hamilton in our new online forum. These heavily illustrated lectures coupled with with Brenton’s commentary, illuminating the periods, great masters work and large cultural significance of photography will be presented over ten weeks. The lectures will chronicle the rise of conceptualism in photography from the middle 1970’s until the ideas of the early 2000’s. We’ll examine: Conceptualism, Postmodernism, the rise of the Starn Twins, Sally Mann’s work and controversies, the culture wars of the 80’s & 90’s, the rise of the Digital Image, Catherine Opie, Justine Kurland, Anna Gaskell, Gregory Crewdson and Kristine Potter’s current work in the New American West.
Classes will meet in the virtual classroom on Wednesdays at 6-8pm ET
Class length: 10 weeks, starting Wednesday, March 24, 2021
* MMC MFA students who wish to take this course for credit will be required to register for this as a 1cr academic project. Tuition for MMC MFA students seeking credit will be $625, registration available here.
Students will receive an invitation to the class after registering.
Instructor: Brenton Hamilton
Brenton holds his MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He is the Chair of the Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling program at Maine Media College. His teaching specialties include, B&W Craft, Historic Processes, and the History of Photography at MMC. Brenton is an enthusiastic workshop leader exhibiting special care and interest in the teaching process and for his students.