Guided by Lali Khalid, develop your skills and learn how to create powerful portraits.
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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets 4 Tuesdays, Oct 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 10am-12pm ET.
Portraiture is perhaps one of the more complex genres in photography. But it is also the most intriguing. Why? Because it is multifaceted.
This workshop will focus on helping students develop skills for creating powerful portraits. Through technical assignments and analytical discussions, students will utilize photography as both, a medium and a means of practice. Students will be introduced to contemporary, critical perspectives as they explore different genres of Portraiture in photography, from environmental to autobiographical to deadpan and to self-portrait.
Why does it matter? Portraiture matters because it plays a significant role in shaping our understanding of ourselves, our communities, and the broader cultural context. It is our way to convey stories, challenge societal norms, preserve memories, communicate emotions, and build connections.
By the end of the course, each student should have a better understanding of how to make portraits that are unique, informed, and meaningful.
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Instructor: Lali Khalid
Lali Khalid is a visual artist living and working in the US. She holds a B.F.A. in printmaking from the National College of Arts in Lahore (2003) and an M.F.A. in Photography from Pratt Institute (2009) where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Lali was born in Pakistan and immigrated to U.S. in 2011. Khalid uses her work as a tool to explore themes of diaspora, identity, family, immigration, and home in her own life and the lives of people she photographs. Her images depict and document cultural and private conflicts, as well as emotive effects of natural light, through quiet, narrative allusions. She has shown her work in many galleries throughout Europe, Pakistan, and the US.