Explore your personal narrative through the lens of writing about and observing the domestic and every day, creating a cahier de lecture–memorabilia in words and images.

Dates:
Mar 10, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Master,
Workshop Fee: $795
Class Size: 10

Note: This Course will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets for 6 Fridays (Mar 10-Apr 14, 2023), 10am-1pm ET.

Anna Grevenitis and her daughter making the bed
Anna’s series REGARD has been featured in The New Yorker and more recently has been recognized by the Critic’s Choice Award of Lensculture, the Black and White Award of the Lucie Foundation and has been chosen as one of the three finalists of the 2022 Arnold Newman Prize.

Join photographer Anna Grevenitis as you explore your personal narrative through the lens of writing about and observing the domestic. Guided by written poetic prompts and visual photographic cues you will examine your surroundings and unveil inspiration in what has been there all along.

Each week the course will meet for three hours. During this time students will present work–written and visual–from the previous week and engage in a discussion and critique of the work created. As they meet, students will pore over a new poetic prompt and will be offered time to write.

Anna Grevenitis on the phone while her daughter irons
Regard follows the daily life of Anna and her daughter, Lulu who was born with trisomy 21.

In this workshop, you will be using your own writing to inspire you to find the image that has been laying around you, within you, for some time. Weekly you will also gather and share your week-long photographic gleaning. As a culmination of our meetings, after six weeks, you will have created a cahier de lecture–memorabilia in words and images.

Anna Grevenitis and her daughter
The series aims to demystify disability by compiling a full portrait of life with trisomy 21.

You can learn more about Anna’s series Regard on the 2022 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture winners page.

All images by Anna Grevenitis.

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Instructor: Anna Grevenitis

Born and raised in Alsace, France, Anna Grevenitis is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Drawing on the experiences of the domestic to inform her daily practice, she uses her home as a stage and her body and the body of others in her familial sphere as characters in order to deliver, in the photographs, the essence of what she wants to express about family and the self.  For her work, the act of performing is an important step in image making. Nowadays a writing teacher at Hunter College and Baruch College in NYC, she divides her time between teaching, research and creation, and she is interested in building long term projects in photography as an act of establishing visual memory and engaging in social visibility.