The World of Camera Obscura

The World of Camera Obscura

Marian Roth
Week 8: July 30 to August 4
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Materials Fee: $25
Discipline: Photography
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 5 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

Pinhole photography (or camera obscura) is a way to create photographic images without a sharpening lens, linear focal plane, or factory set apertures and shutter speeds.  The results are often dreamy and mysterious, both softer and more personal than images created in mechanical or digital cameras.  This weeklong class will cover all aspects of pinhole photography from camera construction to production of pinhole images.  Participants need know nothing about photography to appreciate the power of camera obscura imagery to widen one’s visual vocabulary. 

Biography

MARIAN ROTH has been working with camera obscura imagery for thirty years.  She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, and most recently a Pollock Krasner Fellowship, which is rarely granted in photography. Marian maintains a studio in Provincetown, where she has lived since 1982. She will have a career retrospective exhibition at Provincetown Art Association & Museum May 5 – July 15, 2017.