Projects in Photography: Ways of Seeing
Through this workshop students will be provided with a forum in which to explore and engage the relationship between photography, landscape, and contemporary art. Through class assignments and readings we will develop a critical vocabulary for an understanding of the ways personal experience can be documented and articulated within an image to speak to larger ideas and concepts. We will utilize the camera as a tool to search for new ways of understanding and seeing one’s own body within larger social contexts. The workshop will be designed to challenge and push our individual practice to the next level while engaging in the historic significance of Provincetown as an outsider sanctuary.
Please read Lands End: A Walk in Provincetown by Michael Cunningham, and bring this book with you. As part of your materials fee, you will be given ten sheets of photo paper for making prints. Additional sheets may be purchased from the Work Center for $1 per sheet.
For more than two decades Lyle Ashton Harris (born 1965, New York) has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media, collage, installation and performance. His work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic. Harris is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Art Education at New York University.