The Photograph as Language: the art of visual storytelling – P0409

Date: Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016

Skill Level(s): III-IV i

Instructor(s): David Hilliard & Andrea Wallace

Tuition: $1,145
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


This workshop explores photography as a universal storytelling language. From its inception, the photographic medium has been expected to prove, explain or entertain; its very mechanical nature asks it to be precise. We concentrate on storytelling and finding clarity within what you make and how you speak about it. Your stories may be fact or fiction, staged or found poems or novels. You are asked to think about, shoot and edit your photographs to most effectively present your ideas and create a moving experience for both you and your audience. Students may explore text, multiple images, bookmaking, collage and even the use of audio and music as creative conduits

Media & Techniques:

Students use digital photography, digital printmaking and a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


We participate in daily activities including presentations on artists working with the notion of narrative and storytelling as well as short readings and field trips. Each student works on an individual project.


David Hilliard is a regular visiting faculty at Harvard University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Massachusetts College of Art & Design. David exhibits his photographs nationally and internationally and has won a Fulbright Scholarship and Guggenheim Fellowship.

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.

David Hilliard, Boys Tethered (detail)

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