American Places – P0821-18

Date: Jul 23 - 27, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Tema Stauffer

Tuition: $1,155
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Explore America like you never have before with an in-depth look at the diverse ways historical and contemporary photographers have photographed the landscape, built environments and communities in American settings. Students examine the traditions of new topographics, social realism and lyricism in American photography through presentations, readings and discussions. We discuss previous work related to conveying a sense of place, as well as shooting new work during field trips to locations near Anderson Ranch, such as Aspen and Leadville. Throughout the week, students are encouraged to identify and further develop their personal visions, technical skills and conceptual fluency to apply to their own practices.

Media & Techniques:

Students learn through presentations, discussions, field trips, and editing and printing sessions. Digital cameras, digital printers, and a digital work flow are used to create a series of prints for discussion.


Students share work and receive feedback in the context of discussions and individual meetings with the instructor. We travel to various sites to explore ways to convey the character of these unique locations. Studio time facilitates the production of a series of prints for discussion with the instructor.


Tema Stauffer is a photographer whose work examines the social, economic and psychological landscape of American spaces. Her work has been exhibited at Sasha Wolf, Daniel Cooney and Jen Bekman Galleries in New York, as well as galleries and institutions internationally. Tema teaches photography at East Tennessee State University.


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