Accra Shepp

Accra Shepp is a New York–based artist and writer. His images have been exhibited worldwide and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other institutions. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and the New York Review of Books as well as the artist book Atlas (in the collection of the Whitney Museum and the New York Public Library), and Windbook, an artist-book installation at the National Library of Luxembourg. The installation, which explored ethnicity and national identity, was a year-long project where the book was outside exposed to the elements with only the wind to turn its pages. He is currently working on a photo-based project titled “The Covid Journals.”

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Accra's Upcoming Workshops

  • I

    Level I

    Students are new to photography and new media and have no formal training in photography, video, multimedia or animation. Students have basic computer literacy.

  • II

    Level II

    Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.

Jun 7 - 11, 2021
9AM-5PM

Photography 101

Accra Shepp

Tuition $985
Code P0102-21

Discover the limitless possibilities of digital photography while immersing yourself in the scenic beauty of Colorado. Whether new to the digital landscape or a seasoned photographer looking to enhance your skill set, this workshop delves into the techniques and concepts of digital photography and composition. Learn creative picture-making and editing while achieving a thorough understanding of optimal camera controls for various shooting styles. Instruction includes apertures, shutters, equivalent exposures, using available light, portraiture and conceptual topics. Let the natural beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley inspire you to grow your vision and explore the possible meanings of the landscape in an energetic and supportive learning atmosphere.

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  • II

    Level II

    Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.

  • III

    Level III

    Photography students have some formal training and significant experience making, capturing and digitally processing images using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop. New Media students have some formal training in conceptual and technological aspects of video, multimedia, coding or animation and are versed in the appropriate software applications. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.

Jun 14 - 18, 2021
9AM-5PM

Personal Geographies

Accra Shepp

Tuition $985
Code P0204-21

Photomontage in large-scale digital landscapes creates an immersive and powerful view into the mind of the artist. It contains vast worlds and shifting views of time that profoundly affect the viewer. Drawing from years of experience as an artist and photographer, Accra leads students in exploring photomontage, emphasizing techniques to work on a large scale, and examining ways to create metaphor, symbolism and richly-layered images. Students develop large-scale personal geographies, remixing pop-culture imagery seamlessly with images of their own creation. Participants explore the personal shoot, the documentary snapshot, and the poetics of memory as sources of inspiration to create engaging imagery.

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