Contemporary Landscape – P1134-17

Date: Aug 14 - 18, 2017

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Barry Underwood

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Explore the landscape surrounding Aspen, Colorado, thinking through various historical and contemporary approaches to landscape photography. The Rocky Mountain landscape is in constant seasonal flux, from day to evening, winter to spring. It also changes over the eons—tectonic plates collide pushing the crust of the Earth up creating epic mountain ranges and exposing geologic stratification. In this workshop, we examine all of the above through the lens, working toward individual projects and creating photographic images that express aesthetic, social, cultural, environmental and philosophical concepts relating to the landscape. We examine historical and contemporary approaches to landscape photography within the context of contemporary art and society.

Media & Techniques:

Students work with digital photography, digital printing and a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


Daily activities include field trips to various locations into the landscape surrounding Aspen, as well as presentations, short readings and discussions on the many ways historical and contemporary photographers approach the concept of landscape.


Barry Underwood is an M.F.A. graduate from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently Chair of the Photography and Video Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited in a variety of contexts including art museums, university galleries, project spaces and commercial galleries.

Barry Underwood, Rodeo Beach

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