Photography & New Media

Code: P1225-21

    • P

      INTENSIVES

      Multi-week programs designed for artists of varying skill levels to immerse themselves in the studio practice of their choice while working alongside established faculty.

    • IV

      Level IV

      Photography students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography and digital image processing. New Media students have advanced skills and knowledge of video, multimedia, coding or animation. Students are self­-motivated and have multiple portfolios of their artwork.

THE CENTER: Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography

Aug 23 - 27, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

The digital age has given documentary photographers and photojournalists new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control. This workshop focuses on how to create a personal documentary project and get it seen. The ultimate goal is to find a subject that speaks to a personal passion, document it in a unique visual style, then disseminate the work. Participants engage new technologies to become more effective storytellers; these include social media, transmedia, virtual reality and digital video.

This class is in the second year of a three year program; tuition is per week, per year. Please contact Andrea Jenkins Wallace for more information. awallace@andersonranch.org

Portfolio Review Required:

Thank you for your interest in our Level IV photography workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Since a portfolio review is required, the instructions on how to submit your portfolio are provided here.

In order to conduct the required portfolio review, we will need to see digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) sent directly to Anderson Ranch Studio Coordinator, Esther Nooner, via email at enooner@andersonranch.org. Please include 10 images of 10 works. Additionally, please include an image identification list that includes: title, media, dimensions and year. While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send. Lastly, please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website. These materials must be submitted as a single PDF (less than 10 MB) to be considered.

Please include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying. Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed. To be considered, Esther Nooner must receive portfolios by 5 PM MST Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. We will email you regarding your status on or before Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. If you are accepted, a deposit of $500 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment.

Please note, if we receive your materials after Feb. 5, you will be considered on a space-available basis.

Thank you for your interest in our advanced photography workshops. Please feel free to contact Andrea Jenkins Wallace with any questions at awallace@andersonranch.org or 970/924-5044.

Media

Presentations, discussions, critiques and editing of work

Faculty

Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator whose sensitive eye and intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. Through his photography, filmmaking and work as a mentor, teacher and lecturer, Ed is a leading voice in the photojournalism and visual storytelling community.

Learn More

James Estrin

James Estrin is a staff photographer for The New York Times. He is a founder of Lens, The New York Times’s photography blog, and has been its co-editor since it launched in 2009. He has worked for The New York Times since 1992 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001. James is a co-producer of the HBO film “Under Fire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro”.

Learn More

Ed Kashi, Marseille, France, 2010

Tuition: $1,700.00
Studio Fee: $50.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

Join Waitlist for THE CENTER: Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography

Photography & New Media

Photography has always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, one in which students explore visual storytelling through a variety of contexts and concepts. The program has uniquely evolved to focus on both traditional photography and new media— making it one of the only workshop settings of its kind. Three floors of the Fischer Photography Center house state-of-the-art equipment, including three photography studios, two Mac labs, a traditional darkroom, and a lighting studio with strobe and continuous lighting for photography and video.

All Photography workshops are rooted in the same idea—powerful art requires rigorous inquiry of techniques and ideas. We focus on technical skills, content and critical dialog. Students have access to color-managed media labs equipped with 21-inch iMacs, flatbed and film scanners, Epson printers, and cutting-edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud. When appropriate, students utilize strobe and tungsten lighting equipment, seamless backdrops, green screen, audio and video recording equipment and Epson large-format printers. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Photography Salon” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting.

The Ranch Photography and New Media team creates an inspiring environment, allowing artists of all levels to explore lens-based media and the journey of artistic discovery in the unparalleled setting of the Colorado Rockies.

Learn More

Workshop Details

Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings for Summer 2021. We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

Housing is very limited and includes private lodging only. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.

COVID-19 Safety Plan At-a-Glance

Image of nurse and man with mask

Face Covering
Daily Wellness Checks

Image of figures physically distancing as a precaution

Physical Distancing
Dedicated Studio Space

Image of reduced workshop size

Reduced Workshop Size
Individual Art Supplies

Image of an open window and hand washing station

Hand Washing Stations
Open Doors & Windows
Rigorous Cleaning Schedule

You Might Also Be Interested In

  • O

    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 7 - 11, 2021
9AM-5PM

Photographic Collage: an exploration of photography & painting

Kate Leonard

Tuition $1,155
Code P0101-21

Join an engaging exploration of the synthesis between two distinct art forms: photography and painting. Students discover transfer techniques that integrate photographic images and text directly onto painted surfaces, resulting in intriguingly layered works. Participants explore traditional collage and photomontage as well as master new methods that allow for opaque and translucent layers. Reductive methods, such as sanding and scraping, reveal the history of earlier photographic layers and suggest an archaeological approach to image development. The workshop emphasizes experimentation and exploratory approaches. Students produce a portfolio of physical examples of all techniques. A SECOND SESSION OF THIS WORKSHOP IS AVAILABLE FROM AUGUST 9-13. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learn More

  • I

    Level I

    Students are new to photography and new media and have no formal training in photography, video, multimedia or animation. Students have basic computer literacy.

  • II

    Level II

    Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.

Jun 7 - 11, 2021
9AM-5PM

Photography 101

Accra Shepp

Tuition $985
Code P0102-21

Discover the limitless possibilities of digital photography while immersing yourself in the scenic beauty of Colorado. Whether new to the digital landscape or a seasoned photographer looking to enhance your skill set, this workshop delves into the techniques and concepts of digital photography and composition. Learn creative picture-making and editing while achieving a thorough understanding of optimal camera controls for various shooting styles. Instruction includes apertures, shutters, equivalent exposures, using available light, portraiture and conceptual topics. Let the natural beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley inspire you to grow your vision and explore the possible meanings of the landscape in an energetic and supportive learning atmosphere.

Learn More

  • II

    Level II

    Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.

  • III

    Level III

    Photography students have some formal training and significant experience making, capturing and digitally processing images using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop. New Media students have some formal training in conceptual and technological aspects of video, multimedia, coding or animation and are versed in the appropriate software applications. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.

Jun 14 - 18, 2021
9AM-5PM

The Intimate Portrait

Jess T Dugan

Tuition $1,195
Code P0203-21

This workshop is an immersion into the compelling and intimate art of portraiture. The best portraits are often as much a reflection of the maker as they are of the subject, and in this course, students take a closer look at what transforms a simple photograph into an evocative portrait. Participants focus on the primary elements of compelling portraiture: composition, lighting, subject, pose, gesture and environment. The course also addresses strategies for working with subjects and methods for making emotionally resonant artworks.

Learn More