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Photography Atelier is a unique portfolio-making course for artists in any photographic medium, (black and white, color, slides or prints, print-making, alternative processes, video, or digital imaging), who feel ready to produce an emotionally and intellectually focussed body of work.

In this advanced seminar students work with the photographic media of their choice to produce a coherent collection of images. At each meeting, students bring their work for discussion and critique. The instructors offer philosophical and aesthetic advice which incorporates insights from the history of photography and the history of women's participation in the creation of cultural meaning.

Students take at least one field trip to a photographic archive and/or exhibition to examine original prints. In addition, instructors teach techniques of composition in order to communicate multi-valent photographic ideas; how to edit photographs; and how to create a strong portfolio. Alternative presentation techniques including photographic books and working with digital media are reviewed.

Instructors meet individually with students as they develop goals for final portfolio. Emphasis in this course is on creating art work which is richly allusive.

Emphasis in this course is on creating art work which is richly allusive. The instructors offer philosophical and aesthetic viewpoints which incorporate insights from the history of photography, contemporary photography, and the history of women's participation in the creation of cultural meaning.

Each participant presents a final project in the form of a portfolio, a photographic book or album, a slide show, or a mixed media presentation. The goal of this Seminar is for students to complete projects or portfolios, hang an exhibition, and prepare work for their own web pages on the existing Photography Atelier site: www.photographyatelier.org.

This Seminar is open to intermediate and advanced students who feel ready to produce an emotionally and intellectually focused body of work.

Limited enrollment.

For more information:
Contact the instructors or
Lesley Seminars/Continuing Education
Director: Joyce Wadlington
Lesley University's Office of Continuing Education

 

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