The Portrait with Brian Ulrich (Online Learning – Four Sessions)
Photo by Brian Ulrich

The Portrait with Brian Ulrich (Online Learning – Four Sessions)

  • July 31, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 1, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

Portrait photographs are some of the most challenging to make. Portraits resolve our curiosities about each other and allow us to contemplate other’s existence. They allow us to stare in a way that is not socially acceptable outside the realm of photography. Portraits ask the photographer to consider ethical and representational dilemmas. How does one represent another? What can we learn about a subject from an image of them? How does one resolve the power dynamic between subject and photographer? Is it possible to create a portrait that suggests the complexity of a human being and their lived experiences?

In this class we will explore the myriad ways in which contemporary and historical photographers have made portraits and discuss the underlying social and political issues that undergirds both subject and photographer. Students will share examples of past portrait projects and develop strategies for producing new work. Before the second weekend, students will be asked to produce portraits based upon discussion and lessons learned from the first weekend.

This course is strictly limited to 10 students.

Brian Ulrich’s ( photographs portraying contemporary consumer culture are held by major museums and private collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago; Baltimore Museum of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Eastman Museum; and Getty Museum. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art; Pier 24 San Francisco; the Walker Art Center; the Museum of Contemporary Photography; and the San Diego Museum of Art. In 2009, Ulrich was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. The Aperture Foundation and the Cleveland Museum of Art collaborated to publish his first major monograph, Is This Place Great or What, in 2011, which was later included in The Photobook: A History Volume 3 (2014). Brian is currently an Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
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.
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

Four Sessions
Dates: Saturday and Sundays, July 31-Aug 8, 9 am – 12 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $575




This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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