Guided by Jennifer McClure, embark on a transformative artistic journey, gaining invaluable insights to foster fresh perspectives and a deeper understanding of your purpose as a photographer.
Apr 4, 2024 - May 2, 2024
Workshop Fee: $675
Workshop Duration: 15 hours over 5 sessions (Thursdays, 10am-1pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 10
Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on 5 Thursdays, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2.
Many of us made our favorite photographs when we first picked up our cameras. But as we master the technology, we often lose sight of our original spark. This class will look at your patterns and inspirations to help you refine your personal style and reconnect with your work. We will focus on your intentions and the story you want to tell, as well as the way you tell it. By tapping into your own experiences, emotions, and obsessions, you will learn how to make work that excites you again.
We will do an in-depth look at the work you have already made in the first days of class. You will bring in working projects or random groups of photographs that you love but haven’t used. We’ll look for the visual and emotional clues in your photographs that lead us to your personal story. These photographs might already have the making of a project in them, or they might be the springboard for a new one. Based on our selections in the first class, you may either fill out the story with additional work from your archives or shoot more based on new ideas for the rest of the classes. We will edit, sequence, and write about the work, leaving you with a recontextualized version of your projects and a clear sense of your personal strengths.
You will leave this class with a deeper sense of your purpose as a photographer.
All images copyright Jennifer McClure.
Instructor: Jennifer McClure
Jennifer McClure is a fine art photographer based in New York City. Her work is about solitude and a poignant, ambivalent yearning for connection. Her first book, You Who Never Arrived, was published by Peanut Press Portfolios in 2020. She was a 2019 and 2017 Critical Mass Top 50 finalist and twice received the Arthur Griffin Legacy Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography’s annual juried exhibitions. Jennifer was awarded CENTER's Editor's Choice by Susan White of Vanity Fair in 2013 and has been exhibited across the country. She has taught workshops for Leica, International Center of Photography, Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Maine Media Workshops, and the Griffin Museum. Her work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Vogue, GUP, The New Republic, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, L'Oeil de la Photographie, The Photo Review, Dwell, and PDN. She also founded the Women's Photo Alliance in 2015.