Photo by Josephine Sacabo
Poetry in Pictures with Josephine Sacabo (Weekend-Intensive)
- June 28, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- June 29, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- June 30, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
“In the forest of symbols the boundaries between art forms dissolve, and scents, colors, and sounds correspond to each other.“
– Baudelaire, Correspondences
“The best and most natural response to an art form is a response to it in another. The best account of a picture may well be a sonnet or an elegy.”
Based on this poets’ belief that there is a unity between the arts, this workshop is designed for those photographers whose inspiration is found in literature and art. Whether you are currently developing a photographic series based on a poem or look to illustrate your dreams, this class will explore the technical and stylistic means needed to express visually what holds meaning for you.
For Sacabo, poetry and photography have the common ability to distill ideas and emotions into imagery. She uses poetry as the genesis of her work and it is poets she lists as her most important influences – among them – Rainer Maria Rilke, Charles Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vincente Huidobro, and Juan Rulfo. Sacabo does not look to create illustrations in the literal sense, but rather as a parallel expression of a very personal and/or subjective response.
Each participant will be asked to bring a poem or piece of writing that is particularly meaningful to him or her. We will read from our written selections and talk about – to the best of our ability – why it is important to us. After sharing passages and portfolios, each participant will be given the opportunity to produce a visual correspondent – whether it is a single image, the beginning of a new series, or the completion of a creative journey. On–location we will make new pictures and discussions will cover both the stylistic and technical tools needed to illustrate our vision – including how to best use the characteristics of different lenses, f-stops, focus, and shutter speed.
The challenges and opportunities of the dialogue sparked between poetry and photography will be celebrated together as we make new work and illuminate what we hold within our heart, hands, and spirit. This class is open to all photographers working in any genre with any format.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
Dates: Friday, June 28, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, 10 am – 6 pm
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909
Venue Website: https://lacphoto.org/Address: