The nude is a wonderful subject to explore our personal identity, our sense of self, and the nature of beauty. It is a classical and magnificent subject, and still possesses the potential for artistic inspiration and originality.

In this workshop, we will learn to see the nude in a new way. Through engaging exercises and insightful discussions, we will take the intimidation out of photographing the nude.  Using models of different body types--young and old, male and female, thin and not-so-thin—we can explore our feelings and preconceptions of how the body looks.  We will use an intuitive approach in looking at the body to produce images that are uniquely our own. In discovering the human form beyond our initial judgements and visual assumptions, we will rediscover it as a vehicle for the deepest personal expression.

This class is recommended for passionate amateurs, experienced professionals, and anyone interested in creating new and powerful images through exploration and discovery. Since this is not based in a digital lab, students are encouraged to bring a laptop for image processing and editing, as well as a portfolio of 10-15 images to share with the class.


Connie Imboden

Connie Imboden’s photographs are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C., Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France, Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany and many other public and private collections in Europe and the Americas. Her work has been exhibited in an extensive range of group and solo shows at galleries and museums in England, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and the United States.

Her first book of images, Out of Darkness, won the Silver Medal in Switzerland’s “Schönste Bucher Aus Aller Welt (Most Beautiful Book in the World)” award in 1993.  In 2009, Insight Editions published her latest monograph entitled “Reflections: 25 Years of Photography by Connie Imboden” , which includes a preface by Julian Cox, forward by John Wood, and introduction by Arthur Ollman.  Her work has also been documented in catalogs accompanying solo shows at the Museum of the photographic Arts, San Diego California, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela, and the Galerie Municipale du Chateau d’ Eau, Toulouse, France.  Imboden’s work has been featured in such periodicals as Focus, Aperture, American Photo, Camera and Darkroom, FotoPractica, Photographies, PHOTOgraphics, Photo Metro, Photonews, Photo Review, Black and White, Ag, View Camera, Inked, Vis A Vis, and Zoom Magazine.

Imboden currently teaches photography at the Maryland Institute, where her experience as a photographer began, and at the Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport, ME.  Additionally she has done workshops at the: International Center For Photography in New York City,  Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in Massachusetts, The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Santa Fe Photo Workshops, Recontres Internationales de la Photographie Workshop, Arles,  France, The School for Photographic Studies in Prague, Czech Republic and The Union of Arab Photographers at the United Arab Emirates.

To see more of Connie’s work, check out her website:

Course Dates

Jul 23 to Jul 29



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