There’s a movie inside every photograph. You just have to give it more than a passing glance.
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Every moment has a past, present, and future. With photography we only get the present. Or can we have it all? Will the little girl ever catch up with her friends? It seems they are related, but are they even friends? Does she need help or is she holding her hand out to someone else? Looking at photographs long enough enables all sorts of possibilities. In this workshop, we will be creating storylines housed inside single pictures with the aim of building a consistent way of seeing. Will you be focusing on details to tell universal truths? Will you be creating dramatic tension by excluding vital information? Or finding Edward Hopper loners at the end of long empty bars? When there’s a story to tell, a single photograph can dim the lights and part the classic red velvet curtains just like that. Join us and let them open to your way of seeing the world through Photography as Cinema. No popcorn. Just a lot of astonishing stories and awesome reviews.
Instructor: Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Arno is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Minkkinen was awarded the Order of the Lion First Class Medal from the Finnish Government in 1993, the 25th Rencontres d’Arles Book Prize for Waterline in 1994, the 2006 Finnish State Art Prize in Photography, the 2013 Lucie Award for Achievement in Fine Art, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2015. On December 6th, 2017, the 100th Anniversary of Finnish Independence, Minkkinen received the Pro Finlandia Medal, the highest cultural honor bestowed by Finland in literature, dance, music, and the arts. His work is included in collections at the Musée d’art moderne and the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, the Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma in Helsinki, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.