On view is the body of work produced in the most recent Photography Atelier workshop. This exhibition encompasses all of the gallery spaces at the Griffin Museum including the Main Gallery, Atelier Gallery, and Griffin Gallery space. The show will be on exhibit from Septermber 11, 2014 – October 5, 2014 with an opening december from 6:30-8:30 on September 11th.
A Background on Photography Atelier:
Photography Atelier is a unique portfolio-building course for emerging to advanced photographers. In addition to guidance and support in the creation of a body of work, the class prepares artists to market, exhibit and present their work to professionals.
In the Atelier, students may choose to photograph with digital media or film; use SLRs, plastic cameras, cell phones, and other methods for image capture and select from the range of options for image presentation. Instruction in the Atelier includes slide presentations and discussions which consider contemporary trends in photography as well as the history of photography. Assignments are designed to encourage experimentation in both subject matter and approach. Supportive group critiques help each participant create strong images as well as edit and sequence their work to produce cohesive portfolios. In addition, final formats such as photobooks, mixed and multi-media works and installations are encouraged. Student work from each class appears in exhibition and on the Photography Atelier website: www.photographyatelier.org.
The Atelier is designed to accommodate repeat enrollment as well as one time participants. First presented by Holly Smith Pedlosky at Radcliffe Seminars in 1997 and taught by Holly and Karen Davis over the past fifteen years, the Atelier is very happy to find itself at home at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Karen, Meg Birnbaum, course assistant, and Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director of the Griffin, each first encountered the Atelier as students in the class.