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This workshop is designed for photographers at all levels who are striving to push their image making to a new evel of intentionality and complexity. Although this course is geared towards fine art or personal work, photographers of all disciplines will gain experience and insight to strengthen their images.
Over the course of five intensive days we will study visual language, share exercises, and each create a small photographic project in order to exercise and further develop our artistic voices. We will study the process and principles of design as they relate to photography and provide feedback on each other’s images. During this time we will do daily design and visual analysis exercises to help us articulate our artistic purpose and better understand our creative decisions.
All participants will be expected to fulfill written assignments in journal format as well as dedicate time each day to create new photographs drawing on the coursework of that day. The focus or theme of each participant’s photographs will be expected to be consistent for the entire workshop in order to culminate in a small exercise or portfolio that illuminates the participant’s visual development throughout the workshop duration.
Header image: ©McNair Evans
Instructor: McNair Evans
McNair’s work explores themes of shared experiences and identity by photographing the American cultural landscape amidst forces of modernization. His work presents personal, sometimes autobiographical, subject matter in unconventional narrative form, and has been recognized for its literary character and metaphoric use of light. His first book, Confessions for a Son (Owl & Tiger, 2014), explores the lasting psychological landscape of his father’s death through a once successful, North Carolinian farming empire. His photographs are held in major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and his work has been featured in numerous exhibition settings and editorial publications including Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Financial Times. McNair Evans is a nationally exhibited artist, 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, an active guest lecturer at universities and institutions nationwide, and represented by commercial galleries in San Francisco, CA and Asheville, NC.