About Instructors

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 electronic imaging), who feel ready to produce an emotionally and intellectually focussed body of work.

In this 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 group discussion. In addition, instructors teach how to master techniques of composition in order to communicate multi-valent photographic ideas, how to make photographic books, how to edit photographs, digitize images, and design a website.

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 and the history of women's participation in the creation of cultural meaning. Students have access to the photographic archives of the Fogg Art Museum and to books in the Fine Arts Library. A fully equipped black and white darkroom for processing and printing black and white photos is available for a lab fee.

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. Student work from the Atelier is shown in gallery and/or as an on-line Web exhibition.

This Seminar is open to intermediate to advanced students who feel ready to produce an emotionally and intellectually focused body of work. Limited enrollment. For more information: call Radcliffe Seminars @ 617.495.8600



Holly Smith Pedlosky (MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is an artist, teacher, and fine arts photographer on Cape Cod where she lives. She teaches workshops on Cape Cod, in Venice, and on Lake Como for the Cape Cod Photo Workshops and for the International Center of Photography in New York.

Pedlosky has an international exhibition record, and has recently returned from a year in Venice, where she had a Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation grant to photograph and videotape casalinghe (traditional Venetian housewives) and their art of hanging laundry. She shoots color slides which she prints digitally with Adobe Photoshop.

Karen Davis (MA University of Chicago) is a Cambridge photographer, book artist and teacher who works primarily with black and white media. In addition to Atelier, she co-teaches "Making Art in Two Languages: Word and Image" at Radcliffe Seminars, Tufts Experimental College, and New England School of Photography.

Davis has an extensive exhibition record; her work has been exhibited at the Boston Public Library and at Mass MoCA and is in the collection of the Houghton Rare Books Library at Harvard University. Her photography was featured in the Winter 2001 edition of Fotophile Magazine. She was also a member of a community group which received a 1999 grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.


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