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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform. 
Class meets for five consecutive Mondays, 4-7pm ET

This course will emphasize photography as a tool to document ourselves, individual’s that we know and strangers.  Portraiture is a genre that can truly be engaging due to its relationship between the model and the viewer. Creating imagery focusing on a figure can be used for purely aesthetic purposes or can become a tool to address identity, political or social issues. Over this 5-week workshop we will be looking at the historical and contemporary evolution of portraiture as well as stylistic approaches. Together we will discuss strategies dealing with interacting with people, photographing yourself, compositional and technical issues regarding lighting and post production work in Adobe Photoshop.

Students should have Photoshop installed on their home computers. 

All images:  ©Michael Darough

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Instructor: Michael Darough

Michael Darough graduated from the University of Memphis, earning an MFA in photography in 2011 and his BFA in photography from Arizona State University in 2007. His work explores the intersection of personal and cultural identity though tableau and portraiture.  He is a nationally and internationally exhibiting artist whose work has recently been shown at the Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis, TN), the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), Context 21 exhibition at Filter Space Gallery (Chicago, IL), and was accepted to the Format21: Control International Photography Festival (Derbyshire, UK).  He is a Silver Eye Fellowship 20 recipient, 33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper purchase award winner and was a 2020 finalist for the Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture. Currently, Darough is a practicing artist and educator working in St. Louis, MO.