Deepen the Mystery: Contemporary Approaches to Visual Storytelling

Course Code: 22WCEPV087

Dates: March 26 - April 3, 2022

Meets: Sa and Su from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Winter Tuition: $680

This course is inspired by the Francis Bacon quote: “The job of an artist is always to deepen the mystery.” Through shooting and writing assignments and critique, students explore contemporary approaches to visual storytelling, and work towards deepening the intention and mystery of their photographs. Through in class lectures and group discussions we will examine the works of contemporary and seminal photographers and discuss varied approaches to photographic representation.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

In accordance with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all Continuing Education students are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the registration process, unless an exemption has been granted. ICP strongly recommends that masks are worn while in class or in other public areas of ICP to protect the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP’s online Daily Health Screening prior to entering the ICP school.

Alice O'Malley
Image: Stacy Mehrfar
Fee: $680.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Stacy Mehrfar

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
03/26/2022Saturday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/27/2022Sunday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
04/02/2022Saturday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
04/03/2022Sunday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Please arrive each day of class prepared with: 1) Warm, comfortable clothes and shoes for outdoor shooting, 2) Your camera with 2x fully charged batteries & 2x memory cards, 3) A dedicated notebook & pen specific for this class (a small, light, notebook is fine), and 4) A USB stick. For the first day of class please load the USB with 2-5 of your images that you love (your best successes) and 2-5 of your images that you feel are failures. Also add 2-5 examples (jpgs) of other artists works that you love and 2-5 that you dislike (these can be photographs, paintings, or any other 2 dimensional artworks).


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