Create focused projects.
Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
Workshop Fee: $1,350
Class Size: 14
Today’s fine art photography market asks for more than beautiful, well-crafted images. Curators, gallerists and editors are looking for work created with intention and/or work focused around an idea or concept. In addition; they are looking for photographers who can not only articulate their images and projects, but reinterpret the world with intelligence and thoughtful analysis, whether it be work made close to home or in regions undiscovered.
Join Aline Smithson for a workshop designed to help photographers create focused projects and the articulation that surrounds the work. Participants will be exposed to genres of contemporary photography, projects created around ideas, and projects that tell personal stories. Aline will offer exercises so that students can identify a personal vision or a subject worth exploring, including photographing in the surrounding area. Photographic and written assignments will be given and participation is a critical part of the learning curve.
Ultimately, the workshop will inspire participants to reconsider how they make work, how they interpret their lives and their world, and by bringing depth and meaning to their efforts. Designed for all levels of fine art photographers.
All image credit ©Aline Smithson
Instructor: Aline Smithson
Aline has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines. Aline founded and writes the blogzine, LENSCRATCH, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F StopMagazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has provided the forwards for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, Nancy Baron amongst oth