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Only You: The Risk of Personal Narratives with Kurt Simonson (Webinar)

  • Saturday
    November 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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© Not to be Opened Until My Death: Photo by Kurt Simonson


“You are a very special person. There is only one like you in the whole world. There’s never been anyone exactly like you before, and there will never be again. Only you.” – Fred Rogers

This webinar will discuss producing images that only YOU can make.  Kurt Simonson will guide you in exercises to explore unexpected sources of ideas and discuss ways to walk through the vulnerability and risk involved in making such work.  You’ll hear practical examples and stories from his Kurt’s work, as well as insights learned from over twenty years of guiding his students in making personal narrative projects from a place of specificity and originality.


Kurt Simonson is an artist/educator whose work explores the longings and tensions that surround our ideas of home, community, and identity. Whether connecting the myth and memory of his upbringing in Minnesota or taking intimate portraits of his closest friends, questions about family, story, and belonging remain at the heart of his curiosity.

Kurt’s work is regularly exhibited and published throughout the country and internationally, from the San Diego Museum of Art to the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. He has received awards from Center Santa Fe and Photolucida’s Critical Mass, and in 2015 Kurt was named one of LensCulture’s 50 Emerging Talents. His first monograph, Northwoods Journals, was published in 2015 by Flash Powder Projects.

Kurt lives and works in Long Beach, California, where you can probably find him eating breakfast or roaming around Disneyland between his classes at Scripps College, Loyola Marymount University, and Long Beach City College.



  • One Session
  • Dates: Saturday, November 11, 10-11:30 am PST
  • Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
  • Tuition: $55 Non-Members; $45 Members (Become a Member and save!)
  • Location: Online

This class is part of our Saturday webinar series. These 90-minute presentations, taught by leading professionals in the field, are designed to be informative and educational. A wide range of topics will be explored. Each webinar will end with a Q&A from the audience.

A details email complete with the Zoom link will be sent to the attendees prior to the start date. If you have additional questions please email

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