Our best photographs are often inspired by immensely emotional, physical or psychological pulls within our lives. In photographing people, places and even objects that we are intimately acquainted with or drawn to, we are better able to communicate a more profound and specific level of understanding of it through the camera’s lens. These intense feelings are the gateway to emotionally resonant pictures. These longings can inspire and inform many working methodologies in a narrative story, a personal journal, a documentary, a visual poem, self portraiture and more. Many of us shy away from addressing “the emotional” within our images, but in this workshop you are encouraged to embrace these feelings to enhance and inform your vision and style, while delving deeper into the emotions and nuances of your life, experiences and surroundings and how they coalesce into photographic imagery.
Media & Techniques:
Students use digital cameras, a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop and digital printmaking techniques.
Students make a body of work and are guided in the realization of a personal narrative in which they delve into ideas around love, longing and other personal and emotional explorations. Students receive a pre-workshop assignment; there are readings, writing exercises, critiques, slide lectures, short field trips, films and discussions.
Elinor Carucci’s work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including Edwynn Houk gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery and Gagosian Gallery, London, among others. Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. She has received the ICP Infinity Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Elinor has published three monographs and teaches in the graduate program of photography at the School of Visual Arts.
David Hilliard received an MFA from Yale University. He 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.