MARK STEINMETZ MASTER WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP WITH MARK STEINMETZ

"THE LYRICAL DOCUMENTARY"
JULY 21-22, 2018, BOWEN ISLAND

FotoFilmic Master Workshops program is designed to facilitate access to the celebrated practice of some of today’s most influential photographic artists. Conveniently scheduled during weekends and in the midsts of Bowen Island’s amazing natural scenery (Vancouver, BC, Canada), FotoFilmic’s Weekend Master Workshops are sure to inspire and boost the creative vision of all burgeoning photographers! 

Central to our workshops concept is also to re-experience a kind of natural artistic conviviality or camaraderie lost to globalization and instant communication: our small Pacific island setting slows down time and invites both the conversational and the personal to take part unscheduled making for meaningful networking.


JULY 21-22, 2018 WEEKEND MASTER WORKSHOP
MARK STEINMETZ: “The Lyrical Documentary”


Following successful workshop rounds with Todd Hido last October and Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb in May we’re incredibly excited to bring the great Mark Steinmetz to the island for our next Master Workshop weekend this July!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn directly from one of the most iconic figures of photography today!

WORKSHOP TYPE
2-day Weekend Master Workshop

WHEN
Saturday, July 21 + Sunday, July 22, 2018

WHERE
Bowen Island (Snug Cove) // Vancouver, BC, Canada

PARTICIPANTS (12 MAX)
Open to both analogue & digital photographers 18+

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION


The great American photographer Walker Evans gave a lecture at Yale University in 1964 entitled Lyric Documentary. The word “lyric” suggests subjective and personal emotions, and “documentary” suggests the objective recording of facts. During the workshop, the students will focus on making work that describes the world but which also describes something of the photographer’s psyche and temperament. We will review work from past projects that students have brought with them and also edit and discuss photographs taken during the workshop. In addition, Mark will talk about his own work and influences. We will look at the American tradition and the French tradition, as well as contemporary photography from around the world. The aim is to help the students connect more deeply to their own practice and to consider their work within a more expanded context. 


Requirements: The participants will be expected to choose their own subject and define their own interests during the workshop. Please bring your portfolios for class review and critique – either in digital form, or, if possible, in prints.


 

ABOUT MARK STEINMETZ


Mark Steinmetz is a photographer who resides in Athens, Georgia (USA). He has ten books published by the Nazraeli Press (Paso Robles, CA): South Central, South East, Greater Atlanta, Summertime, Italia, The Ancient Tigers of my Neighborhood, Paris in my time, The Players, Angel City West, and Angel City West 2. A book with Stanley/Barker (London), 15 Miles to K-ville, was published in 2016.

Steinmetz’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others. He has taught photography at Harvard University, Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, Emory University, and The University of Hartford MFA Program. Steinmetz is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe.

Steinmetz had one-person shows at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans) in 2015 and at the Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York) and Lothringer13 Halle (Munich) in 2017. Mark currently has a solo show of his latest work ‘ATL/Terminus’ on the Atlanta airport on view at the High Museum of Art until June 24th.

http://www.marksteinmetz.net/

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