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.