Learn how to innovatively implement landscape and place into your photography and art, while exploring its role in social activism and influence on your artistic practice.
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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets 5 Thursdays, Apr 20-May 18 from 1-4pm ET.
Guided by Jeanette Spicer, this photography course explores land and place’s impact on one’s history, and experience and therefore their artistic practice. Students learn how art-making is deeply influenced by our roots both literally and figuratively. Each person has a unique past and background rooted in land and place; students will dive into their relationships to land and place to make innovative art. Students will be exposed to various modalities of art making whether through land art, video and collage. We will specifically dive into art made by women and people of color in the American landscape via social documentary and activism photography.
Students will be expected to participate in class discussions about readings pertaining to the course, in-class critiques, and photographic assignments based on the class themes. Students will walk away with a strong grasp of the history of social documentary, land art, video art, and activism photography as well as a new body of work that references their individual past and a new understanding of how to implement landscape and place into their art moving forward.
Instructor: Jeanette Spicer
Jeanette Spicer creates performative videos and works with photography, and mixed media. Her work is deeply collaborative and concerned with the lack of lesbian representation, what the lesbian gaze is, and how the female body can be reimagined and reclaimed.
She has worked as the Education Manager at Magnum Photos, where she led workshops with renowned photographers such as Antoine d’Agata and moderated a talk at Aperture Foundation with Bieke Depoorter and Susan Meiselas. Spicer has taught at a number of Art Institutions such as The School of Visual Art, The International Center of Photography, and at colleges such as Pratt, The College of Staten Island, and The College of New Jersey.