June 9-11, 2018
What is a photograph?
Photography is often associated with rigidity and formal/technical mastery. While we will visit technical photographic “rules,” in this intensive transdisciplinary workshop, participants will also engage in photograph making with and without cameras, conceptually and formally, and in space and time. We will make photographs into objects and object-based photographs, use photo-performative methods of making, and do some writing, reading, and verbal thinking together.
Topics covered include but are not limited to: cyanotype and other camera-less photographs, flm (including medium and large format) and digital, composition, technical and formal considerations, studio practice, multidisciplinary applications and other material investigations, historical context, how to use your own camera(s), and “final” presentation of photographs.
Accessible for any skill level, from total beginners to experienced practitioners. Suitable for those who wish to learn for their own creative instigation and studio practice as well as those who wish to understand photography, their cameras, or the uses of images for effective documentation and branding.
Lydia See is a multidisciplinary practitioner, educator, and curator of art and archives who is passionate about the uses of art for social justice and civic engagement. She works primarily at the intersection of photography and fiber, and prefers to work with materials and concepts of historical or personal provenance.
Instructor: Archetypographia Studio workshops, Theater in the Open, Penland School of Crafts, HUB-BUB + Spartanburg County Public Libraries Accessible Arts Programming, Fierce Flix Film Camp for Girls and Gender Minorities
Visiting Artist: Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Converse College, Wofford College, Meeting Street Academy, Stone Academy
Recent Exhibitions: Tracey Morgan Gallery (NC), Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design (NC), Sulfur Studios (GA), the Southern (SC)
Massachusetts College of Art + Design (BFA)