David Hilliard

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.

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David's Upcoming Workshops

  • 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.

  • IV

    Level IV

    Photography students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography and digital image processing. New Media students have advanced skills and knowledge of video, multimedia, coding or animation. Students are self­-motivated and have multiple portfolios of their artwork.

Jun 21 - 25, 2021

What about Love?

David Hilliard, Elinor Carucci

Tuition $1,200
Code P0305-21

Our best photographs are often inspired by immensely emotional, physical or psychological pulls within our lives. In photographing people, places and even objects that one is intimately acquainted with or drawn to, one is able to communicate a more profound and specific level of understanding through the camera’s lens. Intense feelings can inspire and inform many working methodologies - a narrative story, a personal journal, a documentary, a visual poem, self-portraiture and more. Many shy from “the emotional” within one’s images, but in this workshop, students are encouraged to embrace these feelings to enhance and inform vision and style, while delving deeper into the emotions and nuances of one’s experiences and surroundings and how they coalesce into photographic imagery. Students make a body of work that delves into ideas around love, longing and other personal and emotional explorations. Students receive a pre-workshop assignment; there are readings, writing exercises, critiques, slide lectures, short field trips, films and discussions.

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