Lost and Found: Autobiography and the Found Photograph

Dates: October 3-25, 2020

Meets: Sa and Su from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: CE Zoom Classroom

Fall Tuition: $390

This workshop explores the use of appropriated photographs as the basis for making autobiographical projects. Students discover how working with found material—photographs not authored by the artist—can provide inspiration for personal storytelling. We examine the work of Carmen Winant, Nicholas Muellner, and Mark Alice Durant, and delve into a range of presentation formats, including prints, installations, and books. Topics include strategies for sourcing photographs, analog and digital tools and approaches, editing and sequencing, and how to incorporate text.


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.


Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera, Smartphone Camera are recommended for this course.
Fee: $390.00

Call us at 212-857-0001 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Fall Tuition$ 370.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 20.00

CE Zoom Classroom

Laura Larson

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
10/03/2020Saturday1 PM to 3 PM CE Zoom Classroom
10/04/2020Sunday1 PM to 3 PM CE Zoom Classroom
10/10/2020Saturday1 PM to 3 PM CE Zoom Classroom
10/11/2020Sunday1 PM to 3 PM CE Zoom Classroom
10/24/2020Saturday1 PM to 3 PM CE Zoom Classroom
10/25/2020Sunday1 PM to 3 PM CE Zoom Classroom

Students will be asked to assemble an archive of found images in preparation for the class. These materials can be print/analog, digital files, or, ideally, both.


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