Photography Workshop: the personal narrative – P0512

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Photography and New Media

Amy Arbus & James Lecesne

DATES: June 29 – July 3, 2015


CONCEPT: Join artist Amy Arbus and master storyteller James Lecesne as they investigate how to uncover people’s personal truths and facilitate the sharing of stories through the art of photography with structure and clarity. Students examine the use of visual symbols and metaphors to make the personal more archetypical and relevant to all.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use digital photography and digital printmaking. Students edit and sequence existing photographs and those created in the workshop to read as stories with or without extensive written text.

ACTIVITIES: We cover how to approach strangers, involve them in the process and help them feel at ease. We discuss the techniques of fashion, lifestyle and photojournalism as they relate to portraiture. Slide presentations and critiques are a daily occurrence.

FACULTY: Amy Arbus’ photographs have been published internationally and collected by the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Public Library. Monographs include “The Fourth Wall,” “On the Street 1980 -1990” and “After Images,” which was exhibited in the spring of 2013 at The Griffin Museum. She is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

James Lecesne has been storytelling in a variety of media and inspiring social change for over thirty years. He wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning short film “TREVOR,” and is the executive producer of “After The Storm,” the award-winning documentary film about the power of art and community. He currently teaches story and structure to documentary filmmakers at New York Film Academy.

Tuition: $1145 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1345
Studio Fee: $100

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