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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets weekly on Thursdays 2-4pm ET
Students in this course will explore visual strategies beyond traditional modes of documentary image making. Whether you are an experienced photographer looking to transition into more personally expressive work or a beginner interested in making yourself more visually present in your photography, this class will explore how photojournalism, documentary photography and art photography increasingly overlap today and the exciting possibilities that opens for us as photographers.
Particular focus will be placed on making lyrical photographs, but lectures will also guide students through the flow of decisions made by a photographer as they develop a photographic project, and explore how each step of this development is an opportunity for personal expression, from camera technique through editing, sequencing, content, context, and the material decisions of photographic presentation. Students will have optional reading and assignments that will parallel the lectures. Each student will receive personalized feedback on their photographs, either on work created before or during the course.
All images: ©Tom Griggs
Instructor: Tom Griggs
Tom Griggs is a photographer, editor, educator, writer, and curator living between Colombia and Mexico. He works in the field of fine arts, with an emphasis on photobooks and text-image books. His latest photobook Ghost Guessed was named the best photobook of 2018 by Alejandro Cartagena in Photo-Eye and named among the best of the year by Mariela Sancari (LensCulture and The Britsh Journal of Photography), Brad Feuerhelm (American Suburb X), and The Humble Arts Foundation. He has exhibited his photographs internationally including exhibitions in New York, Berlin, London, Arles, and Belfast.