“We are in important ways the sum of the places we have walked. And because the terrain seems so contradictory – peaceful here and terrifying there Ð the farther we walk, the less we are inclined to claim we know. – Robert Adams
This workshop encourages students to examine their artistic vision through the exploration of the ephemeral landscape. Outside of group discussions, students work one-on-one with the instructor to develop their own voice and message. Throughout the week, students are encouraged to develop their personal visions, technical skills and conceptual fluency to apply to their own practices
Media & Techniques:
Students use digital cameras, a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and digital printmaking techniques.
Students explore a variety of local landscapes together, such as Leadville, Carbondale, Ruedi Reservoir and the White River National Forest. Besides a camera, the only thing students need is an open eye and a willingness to look and consider the possibilities in their work.
Lois Conner is known for her large-scale panoramic photographs. She has been teaching photography for more than thirty years in positions at Yale University, Princeton University and Bard College. Her books include: A Long View, Shanghai Center of Photography; Lotus Leaves, Wairarapa Academy, New Zealand; and Lost: Beijing, KG Projects, New York.