Millions of photographic images are produced every day. How do we sort through all those images and make sense of them not only as artists, but also as educators?
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During this workshop, we will cull photographs from sources as varied as social media, thrift shops, advertising and newspapers. We’ll examine common themes and techniques that are used in all aspects and eras of the medium to address critical issues, such as gender and race. Workshop participants will develop new and reinvigorated methods of guiding their students through the interpretation of photographic images. This will ultimately enhance their students’ awareness and encourage thoughtful choices, whether their students are solely consumers of images or also studying to be photographic practitioners. A workshop for teachers of students of all ages and levels of experience, participants will leave Maine with a course specifically tailored to their teaching needs.
Andrea designed this methodology for her students at Drexel University at the onset of quarantine and online classes. Whether online or in person, the goal remains to keep our students engaged and provide them with a forum.
Photos © Andrea Modica
Instructor: Andrea Modica
Andrea Modica works as a photographer and teaches at Drexel University. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of a Knight Award. Her photographs have been featured in many magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Newsweek and American Photo. Her photographs are part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, and the Bibliotheque Nationale.