Jonathan Calm is a visual artist whose work combines as well as challenges the aesthetic and ideological tenets of architecture, documentary journalism and sculpture. A central theme of his work is the relationship between photography and urban architecture.
Jonathan's Upcoming Workshops
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.
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.
Jul 19 - 23, 2021
Documentary as Social Practice
This course approaches documentary photography from a contemporary perspective and in a context of active engagement with the world. Students must come into the class with a project outline, which they develop into a narrative by engaging with some core critical questions. What do the ethics and aesthetics of documenting reality involve in an era when the instant representation of ourselves and our environment has become routine daily procedure? How can today’s visual documentarian meet the challenge of creating work that meaningfully relates to the complex global issues and struggles defining the current historical moment?