Photo by Josephine Sacabo
Poetry in Pictures with Josephine Sacabo (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)
- June 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- June 18, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- June 19, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
In-Person Learning Class
“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.
Josephine Sacabo (https://josephinesacabo.com/) lives and works mostly in New Orleans where she has been strongly influenced by the unique ambience of the city. She is a native of Laredo, Texas, and was educated at Bard College, New York. Previous to coming to New Orleans, she lived and worked extensively in France and England. Her earlier work was in the photo-journalisitic tradition, influenced by Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She now works in a very subjective, introspective style and divides her time between New Orleans and Mexico She uses poetry as the genesis of her work and lists poets as her most important influences.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
COVID-19 Alert & Policy:
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. We are asking that all students be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing.
By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).
Click HERE for details on booking.
Dates: Friday, June 17, 7-9 pm PST + Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, 10 am – 6 pm PST
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Venue Phone: 3234640909
Venue Website: lacphoto.orgAddress: