Making Portraits With/In Communities

Course Code: 22MCEPJ233

Dates: July 28 - September 1, 2022

Meets: Th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Course Tuition: $495

How can we create a series of impactful portraits that are a strong foundation of our documentary project? How can text or audio support our portraiture? In this class, students learn how to make portraits on location that are based in thoughtful collaboration and result in equitable representations, and explore how research and writing exercises can refine each student's project.The class discusses pertinent texts and notable works by contemporary photographers that illustrate impactful use of portraiture in visual storytelling and activism, and the techniques they use to reach new audiences. The class reviews and critiques the images made by students over the course of the class, each student working toward creating a portfolio of strong environmental portraits that deliver a poignant message.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Advanced: You are comfortable with your camera, whether film or digital, and with your photographic practice. You have already produced or are working on a body of work. You are proficient in Adobe applications such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, et cetera. You understand printing or portfolio revision processes. You may be seeking ways to strengthen your work through sequencing, theoretical readings, and group critiques.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class.

Image: Marc Ohrem-Leclef, Kartik and I met repeatedly as he maneuvered between meetings to help organize Lucknow's first Gay Pride march and dealing with coming out to his extended family, Uttar Pradesh, from the series "As Far Apart as the Earth is From the Sky"
Fee: $495.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 475.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 20.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
07/28/2022Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/04/2022Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/11/2022Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/18/2022Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/25/2022Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
09/01/2022Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom

Introduce yourself to the class by sharing 10 of your photographs, along with a written project idea or statement (3-4 sentences). A short reading assignment will be sent to you a few days before class.


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