David Hilliard received an MFA from Yale University, where he also directed the undergraduate photo department, and has won many grants, including a Fulbright Scholarship and Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a regular visiting faculty at Harvard University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Lesley University and Massachusetts College of Art & Design. David exhibits his photographs nationally and internationally. His work is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City, among others.
David's Upcoming Workshops
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.
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.
Aug 1 - 5, 2022
Hunting and Farming the Photograph
David Hilliard, Andrea Jenkins Wallace
Explore your photographic motivations through a juxtaposition of two distinct image-making approaches: “hunting” (capturing images as they exist in the world) and “farming” (cultivating photos via staged or constructed strategies). Both camps are valid and wide-ranging. The course guides students as they experiment with both practices, including an historical overview, research presentations, short field trips, discussions and readings. Each participant works on an individual project that allows them to explore their conceptual/formal photographic relationship within the concepts of hunting and farming.