[ONLINE MASTERCLASS] LUCAS FOGLIA: "FOR YOU FOR THE WORLD"

CLASS CLOSED & CURRENTLY RUNNING

6-WEEK MASTERCLASS WITH LUCAS FOGLIA
FOR YOU FOR THE WORLD
SEPT 9-OCT 14, 2020
MEETS ONLINE ON WEDNESDAYS, 5-8PM PST.

“If you are looking at a sunset, turn your back to it and see what the light is touching. With each photograph, try to provoke more than one feeling. A great photograph compels someone to look at it and makes them ask questions, but doesn’t give all the answers. Don’t censor yourself. It is better to regret something you tried than something you didn’t try. Photograph intuitively but edit rationally. Always ask permission, whether you ask before you make the photograph or after. If other people are standing in the same place photographing the same thing, either photograph those people, look for a different angle, or look away. If you are photographing a child or someone less powerful than you, don’t look down on them. If you are photographing someone more powerful than you, don’t look up at them. Jokes are only funny once. Good stories are worth retelling. And so on. But the focus of this class will be on your work, your path forward. We will talk about how to make intimate photographs, and how to make intimate photographs address global issues. You’ll get time and support to share what’s important to you, prompts to refine your voice, and methods to distribute your story to the world.”

– Lucas Foglia


MASTERCLASS PROGRAM & OUTCOMES

Presented below are a few key program highlights in description of the activities to take place during Lucas’ masterclass. A fully detailed masterclass program including the list of materials to have ready before the start of the class, logins to upload portfolios and Zoom invitations, as well as any planned pre-assignments is provided once enrolment is confirmed.

• in-depth presentation of Lucas’ main projects and books [A Natural Order (2012); Frontcountry (2014); Human Nature (2017)] infused with many references from the arts at large (photography, cinema, literature)
• lecture time on contemporary documentary practices and trends as they relate to the social landscape, and explore the tension between the factual and the lyrical to craft authentic, imaginative narratives
• dedicated portfolio reviews of participants’ work examining their methods of production, known and unknown formats of vision, the complex blends of experiences existing or lacking in support of their projects, all in order to clear the way for establishing the most compelling stories and their own voices in a crowded field
• editing and layout assignments with follow up discussions
• participants get their final edits and texts published in print by FotoFilmic in a special Masterclass Edition of JRNL and receive a free copy in the mail

 

Cover image: © Lucas Foglia, Homeschooling Chalkboard, Tennessee, 2008. From the series A natural Order.

© Lucas Foglia, Esme Swimming, Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore 2014. From the series Human Nature.

© Lucas Foglia, New Crop Varieties for Extreme Weather, Geneva Greenhouses, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, New York 2013. From the series Human Nature.

© Lucas Foglia, Patrick and Anakeesta, Tennessee, 2007. From the series A Natural Order.

© Lucas Foglia, Tommy Trying to Shoot Coyotes, Big Springs Ranch, Oasis, Nevada 2012. From the series Frontcountry.

ABOUT LUCAS FOGLIA


Lucas Foglia grew up on a small family farm in New York and currently lives in San Francisco. His photographs examine the relationship between human belief systems and the natural world. He recently published his third book, Human Nature, with Nazraeli Press. Foglia exhibits internationally, and his prints are in notable collections including International Center of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Victoria and Albert Museum. He photographs for magazines including National Geographic Magazine and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Foglia also collaborates with non-profit organizations including Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy.

www.lucasfoglia.com
@lucasfogliaphoto