Who are you? Growing/developing/analyzing/experimenting with/searching for/claiming/proclaiming/deconstructing/resurrecting... SELF, through Photographic Image.
This is a two-part workshop (1/27 and 2/10), to give you the time, inspiration, and motivation to work on "Self" between sessions! Program fee of $75 covers BOTH sessions. I encourage every Photographer to consider working with self-portraiture; if you take the leap, you'll benefit greatly from the experiences...
SESSION ONE description; 1/27, 9:30am-2pm: We will begin by reviewing work and experiences in this genre, of a handful of artists past and present, and including my own. We'll discuss the qualities that we observe in successful self-portraits (portraits) from the viewer's point of view. We'll break for a working lunch, inviting conversation about our own experiences with self-portraiture in the past and what we hope to get out of our work in future projects. Following lunch, we'll examine the qualities of process and intent that help to build successful practices and outcomes, not forgetting to survey the logistical and emotional challenges that are often inherent to the work. I'll distribute and elaborate on a list of stepping-off points and possible assignments to help get you started, and we'll brainstorm together on your project(s) for the upcoming two weeks. A handful of short exercises will complement the hands-on approach of the afternoon.
SESSION TWO description; 2/10, 1-4pm: We'll share our experiences and images from the previous two weeks in an informal, non-judgmental environment. This will be our time to closely consider the processes and outcomes of our Self-portraiture projects. Although it is not necessary that you share your work in Session Two, join us anyway for what will be an invaluable group discussion! I will provide you with additional resources, and a plethora of ideas for your future work before we convene.
RSVP by January 20. By RSVP'ing, you are signing up for both sessions. Please do not "hold" a spot for yourself - RSVP only when you are sure! A maximum of 16 and a minimum of 10 participants, required. If we have not reached the minimum of 10 by January 10th, you will be notified of potential re-schedule dates.
BONUS!: The Gallery will be giving away a signed copy of the book You Look At Me Like An Emergency by Cig Harvey to one participant of this workshop! Cig Harvey acted as Juror for the Gallery's most recent self-portrait exhibition, Id-The Object of Self. This is a truly inspirational photographic narrative, that includes some of Cig's most exquisite self-portraits.
Meet Polly Raine as she reviews our past self portrait exhibition: Id - The Object of Self
See Cig Harvey's video here: http://vimeo.com/40190947