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Contemporary Fine Art Photography: Discovering Your Voice with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning – Five Sessions)

  • Tuesday
    July 25, 2023
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday
    August 1, 2023
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday
    August 8, 2023
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday
    August 22, 2023
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday
    August 29, 2023
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm

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© Photo by Susan Burnstine


About

Online Learning Class via Zoom

Contemporary fine art photography transforms ideas into images, and images into a voice. The photographer acts as a channel to which this progression can evolve. This six-session course will investigate this process and use of photography as a tool for individual expression, not just in terms of innovative composition and interesting camera techniques, but more importantly, as an exploration into the fundamental principles of contemporary visual art.

We begin by examining the works of prominent fine art photographers, thereby developing an aesthetic vocabulary and a working knowledge of the medium. Additionally, we will study how classic styles of photography have informed contemporary photographs created in the past ten years. Through weekly assignments, students will be encouraged to survey various different compositional and technical approaches to consider which would best exemplify the power of their own visual voice. Guest speakers/photographers may be invited to offer personal perspectives and insights into the fine art world.

Upon conclusion of the class and through close examination of contemporary fine art artists, students will possess a greater appreciation of photography as a fine art form, a deeper connection to their own artistic voice, and most importantly a clearer understanding of what they wish to communicate through their photographs.

 


Susan Burnstine is an award-winning professional fine art and commercial photographer who builds homemade cameras and lenses using plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the globe and widely published throughout the world. She frequently curates and serves on juries for exhibitions and has written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Additionally, she teaches workshops across North America and is a regular portfolio reviewer at events across the country. Susan’s first monograph, Within Shadows, earned the Gold Award for PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3) in the Professional Fine Art Books category. She was also selected for Photo-Eye’s 2011 booklist. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, was published by Damiani Editore in Fall 2016 and has earned much critical praise.


Details

A details email complete with the Zoom link will be sent to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please email info@lacphoto.org.

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