Photo by Joanne Dugan
Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image with Joanne Dugan (Weekend-Intensive)
- May 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- May 2, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- May 3, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
There is there is a long history of photographers who have used the written word to inform and enhance their image making. American documentary photographer Dorthea Lange said, “All photographs—not only those that are so called ‘documentary’…can be fortified by words.” More and more contemporary artists are exploring the form to find new means of expression, both in analog and digital platforms.
This highly collaborative workshop will encourage and inspire students to combine text and image to tell their stories in a visual way. We will spend focused time using experimental prompts to spontaneously make photographs about words and write words about photographs, using our own work, as well as responding to the work of others. We will also examine and discuss the practices of master artists and will review examples of books, conceptual projects, and digital formats that successfully combine the image and the written word.
Students will leave with a broad understanding of the image/text form and how it can enhance an ongoing creative practice and further their authentic voice.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
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.
Weekend-Intensive (Three Sessions)
Dates: Friday, May 1, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 10 am – 6 pm
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)