Sep 6, 2021 - Nov 8, 2021
Workshop Fee: $950
Class Size: 10 (max)
This class will meet online, Monday afternoons from 2 – 5pm EST for ten sessions.
The mind map is a way to explore information related to a central theme—a word or image in the center of a blank page from which associations radiate.
In this workshop, we will use the mind map exercise as a visual thinking tool to examine the genesis of our connections to our creative practices and to consider the elements that inform them, including primary interests, dreams, memories, influences, current events, and key relationships. Additional related exercises build upon and expand findings. Discoveries serve as a springboard for work created throughout the term that holds more personal and, therefore, universal resonance.
Supplementary materials will be offered to complement and enrich the learning experience.
The Creative Mind Map is open to those using or experimenting with any media including photographers, videographers, filmmakers, painters, writers, and bookmakers.
Images: ©Janelle Lynch
Instructor: Janelle Lynch
Janelle Lynch is an American large-format photographer who has investigated themes of absence, presence, transcendence, and the life cycle in her work. Her most recent series, Another Way of Looking at Love, for which she was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet 2019, explores the interconnectedness of all life forms and supports a renewal of human relationships to each other, and to the natural and spiritual worlds.
Lynch’s photographs are in many public and private collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the International Center of Photography, New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She has three monographs published by Radius Books: Los Jardines de México (2010); AIGA award-winning Barcelona (2013), which also features her writings; and Another Way of Looking at Love (2018), which includes an essay by Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs, Christie’s.
Lynch’s work has been shown internationally. She has had one-person museum exhibitions at the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía (Mexico City), the Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach, FL), the Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo, NY), and the Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY).
Another Way of Looking at Love is part of the Prix Pictet 2019 Hope exhibition’s global tour, with forthcoming venues to include Dublin, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.
Lynch lives in New York and is represented by Flowers Gallery.