Our second Creativity Continues initiative, Windows, has already created another round of excitement. Your enthusiastic submissions highlight universal insights; reflecting, through the medium of photography, the dual nature of our inside spaces. Spaces which represent both safety and confinement.
We are excited to announce that on Friday, May 15, our next Creativity Continues guest selectors will be none other than the celebrated duo Sarah Leen and Bill Marr. Sarah is the former Director of Photography for National Geographic Visual Media where she worked as a free-lance photographer for 20 years. The winner of numerous awards for her photography and photo editing, Sarah has served as a juror for many contests, including Pictures of the Year International, Lens Culture, and the Getty Images Editorial Grants, just to name a few.
Her spouse, Bill Marr, boasts a 40-year photography career which reflects his dedication to visual content and its presentation in newspapers, books, exhibits, and magazines. Bill has worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and National Geographic, where as their creative director, he led the magazine's push into digital space with an award-winning iPad app. Most recently, Bill served as director of photography for the Nature Conservancy and is also a member of the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.
With just one week to go, we encourage you to submit a photograph that shares the notion of Windows from your own unique perspective. Email your entry (one per individual) to us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, May 11. In addition, we encourage you to post your Windows image to your Instagram account with the hashtag #creativitycontinues and @santafeworkshops. Images need to be at least 18oo pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi in order to be reviewed. There is no entry fee.
On Friday, May 15, at 5:30 pm MT, Sarah Leen and Bill Marr will select 20 images from the email submissions and we will livecast their selections on Zoom. You will hear their insights into what makes for an engaging and memorable image. It is an event you will not want to miss, so stay tuned to our Instagram (@santafeworkshops) for more details.
We look forward to connecting with you and your vision, and seeing your images!
We are excited to announce that we have expanded SFW Online sessions for Eddie Soloway's digital course, The Expressive Photographic Landscape. In his workshop, Eddie explores new ways to view the world of landscape image-making, with insights on how to transform what you see out in the world into a compelling photograph. The added session for the Expressive Photographic Landscape begins on Wednesday, May 27.
SFW Online's exceptional workshop offerings continue to develop. Our next series of streaming classes offer a variety of topics including:
Final Portfolio: Completing a Photographic Project
Susan Burnstine discusses the skills needed to create an intentional and dynamic portfolio. This workshop gives participants the tools necessary to create a well-conceived portfolio over a four-week period. Limited to 10 photographers. Portfolio Development begins on Monday, May 4.
The Particular Beauty of our Pared Down Lives
In this live collaborative experience, writer Pam Houston will help participants explore how recording the essence of the every day can be distilled into captivating vignettes, stories, and personal essays. This workshop is limited to 14 participants who will form a community of learners, exploring the role their craft plays in their daily lives at home. The Particular Beauty of our Pared Down Lives begins on Tuesday, June 2.
The Cuba Project
This workshop offers a supportive environment of photographers who are passionate about Cuba, to re-open their images and bring them to life by creating a compelling visual story. Led by long-time Santa Fe Workshops instructor, Jennifer Spelman, now is the time to revisit these images of Cuba. Two sessions of The Cuba Project are available, limited to 10 participants each. The first begins Wednesday, May 6 and the second begins on Monday, June 8.
Exploring the Secrets of the Night
Night photography is synonymous with mystery and the unconscious. Whether we are using the ambient light of streetlamps, moonlight, or we are introducing a light source into the scene using strobes or flashlights, photographing at night reveals a new world — one not visible during the day. Exploring the Secrets of the Night is a six-week collaborative online experience with noted fine-art photographer Jason Langer that combines technical discussions and demonstrations with image presentations and digital darkroom tips. Limited to 12 participants, Exploring the Secrets of the Night begins Wednesday, May 6.
We realize that these classes are rapidly filling. If SFW Online workshops appear full, make sure to contact us about getting on a waiting list. If there is significant demand, we will consider running additional classes.
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