Photo by Dana Gluckstein
Portraiture for Social Change with Dana Gluckstein (One session)
- January 12, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This one day workshop teaches students how to create photography associated with a campaign for social change using portraiture as the primary vehicle for expression. We will discuss how to select a subject matter that one feels impassioned about and is relevant; how to develop the work with intellectual, emotional and artistic content; how to develop an advocacy campaign associated with the images; how to attract media attention; how to work with nonprofit organizations; how to exhibit the work; and how to raise funds for projects. A strategy will be created for each student. The class will conclude with the opportunity to participate in a portrait session and will share insight on how to connect with your subject on a deeper level.
Dana Gluckstein’s book, DIGNITY: In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and traveling photography exhibition, DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition, will be used as a case study of a highly effective human rights campaign. Gluckstein will discuss her experience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2013, where she spoke on how art can impact the state of the world. DIGNITY helped create the tipping point for President Obama to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in December 2010. Following this historic event, the DIGNITY exhibition was invited to the United Nations at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland sponsored by the United States. The U.S. tour began in January 2015 after three years of touring European museums.
“The Indigenous Peoples of the world have a gift to give that the world needs desperately, this reminder that we are made for harmony, for interdependence. If we are ever to prosper, it will only be together. The work of Dana Gluckstein helps us to truly see, not just appearances, but essences, to see as God sees us, not just the physical form, but also the luminous soul that shines through us.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Gluckstein is currently a spokesperson in support of the Sexual Assault Protocols to ensure Native American and Alaskan Native women have the rights to freedom from rape and violence, equal health care and justice after sexual assaults – an Amnesty International USA advocacy campaign.
Dates: Saturday, January 12, 10 am – 4 pm
Enrollment Limit: 20 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels.
Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909
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