Diving Deeper: How to Move a Project Forward at MMW
A follow up to Divining the Personal, but also ideal for photographers who are feeling stuck in the middle of a project. We will evaluate the projects you have already started to see what works and what doesn’t. We’ll try to pinpoint what might be missing, visually or conceptually. Projects often change course as we dig deeper into ourselves. Your photographs will be our guide as we reevaluate original ideas and look for new direction.
We will use writing exercises to inspire fresh imagery. We will also break down the elements of your visual vocabulary and look at how your photographs speak to each other. This class aims to help you make sense of the work you have begun on instinct and emotion but need to connect to intellect. We will leave you on your way to finishing, or with a roadmap to completion for longer bodies of work.
The first class will consist of introductions to student work, as well as a presentation of Jennifer’s work. We will develop a personalized approach for each student to begin shooting again. Each class will focus on critiques, but we will also look at the work of contemporary photographers to explore the intricacies of storytelling. The final class will be an edit and sequence of all project work so far, along with ideas of where the work might be placed.
Dates: Tuesdays, January 25 - February 22, 2022, 1:30-5pm EST
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee: $750
Class Size: 12 (max)