Photography & New Media

Code: P0305-21

    • 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.

    • 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.

What about Love?

Jun 21 - 25, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

Our best photographs are often inspired by immensely emotional, physical or psychological pulls within our lives. In photographing people, places and even objects that one is intimately acquainted with or drawn to, one is able to communicate a more profound and specific level of understanding through the camera’s lens. Intense feelings can inspire and inform many working methodologies – a narrative story, a personal journal, a documentary, a visual poem, self-portraiture and more. Many shy from “the emotional” within one’s images, but in this workshop, students are encouraged to embrace these feelings to enhance and inform vision and style, while delving deeper into the emotions and nuances of one’s experiences and surroundings and how they coalesce into photographic imagery. Students make a body of work that delves 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.

Workshop sponsored by Ilford.

Media

Students use digital cameras, a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and digital printmaking techniques

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Faculty

David Hilliard

David Hilliard received an MFA from Yale University, where he also directed the undergraduate photo department, and has won many grants, including a Fulbright Scholarship and Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a regular visiting faculty at Harvard University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Lesley University and Massachusetts College of Art & Design. David exhibits his photographs nationally and internationally. His work is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City, among others.

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Elinor Carucci

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 in 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 four monographs – her latest, MIDLIFE, was published in 2019 – and she teaches in the graduate program of photography at the School of Visual Arts.

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Elinor Carucci, Love in the Time of Corona

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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 24-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.

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.

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% Summer Workshop tuition discount for SPE members. Please register online and then email reg@andersonranch.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register.

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

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.

Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch.

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 limited and includes shared and private lodging options. 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

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. At this time, Anderson Ranch visitors and public program and event participants are not required to show proof of vaccination. Studio and artistic program participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Studio and artistic program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch. Click here for additional health and safety information.

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Scholarships & College Credit

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Click below to learn more.

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