18 and older
What often makes photographs most interesting is when there is a compelling story or narrative behind the work.
In this workshop, students will endeavor to improve their skills in storytelling through photography. Participants will question and dissect their previous work and push forward on their current projects using visual imagery to tell a story. They will also be encouraged to dig deeper into their own histories and psychology to find inspiration, and to use concepts in conjunction with artistic and/or documentary practices to build a narrative into their work. The importance and usefulness of editing, sequencing, allegory, and text will be explored. In addition, a thorough survey of the work of both historical and contemporary photography addressing the narrative will be presented and studied.
Students are expected to develop a critical dialogue to support their work as well as develop and refine skills to engage in discussion with others. Composed of assignments, critiques, demonstrations, slide presentations, lectures, discussions, and individual meetings, this workshop will encourage and inspire students to reach the next level in creative imagery through the power of storytelling. Students should come with an idea for a narrative project or a works-in-progress.