Challenge your notions, your photography and yourself in this engaging workshop that asks participants to question the visual language of portraiture. As the group examines the many forms, ideas and histories within portraiture, we have opportunities to question preconceived ideas. Each student creates a series of portraits that best represents and extends their existing photographic practice. The course encourages students to take both a technical and critical approach to image making ranging from studio to environmental portraiture.
Media & Techniques:
Students use digital photography, a digital work flow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop and digital printmaking techniques.
Each student works on an individual project, either continuing an ongoing body of work or jumping into something new. Through lectures and critique, students question and refine their technical choices and further define their personal visions while considering the photographic portrait.
Catherine Opie is a professor of photography at UCLA. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, including a mid-career survey at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2008. She was a recipient of The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Medal in 2016. Catherine’s recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Thomas Dane, London, Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong and New York.
Andrea Wallace is the Artistic Director of Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She exhibits nationally and internationally with numerous shows throughout the Americas, Europe, China and the Middle East.