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The Fine-Art Photographic Project: Private and Public Investigations

with Jason Langer

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Course Description

Photographers often say they use the medium to explore their curiosities and better understand the world and themselves. In fact, it’s not unusual for photographers to think of themselves as investigators of inner and outer phenomena, especially if they combine their craft with research and writing.

This eight-week online workshop brings these three pillars together to help participants create dynamic, authentic, and complete photographic projects that chronicle the subject of their choice, whether it reflects worldly concerns or something much more private and personal.

One of the hallmarks of photography is its ability to collect visual impressions of subject matter from multiple points of view over vast periods of time, under different conditions, easily and in rapid succession. Fine-art photographer Jason Langer recently published his own five-year photographic study, Berlin, and he shares his methods for combining research and writing with photography to create a compelling and personal photographic investigation that’s part social commentary, part memoir.

Jason offers one-on-one and group instruction on various aspects of a photographic project, including defining your audience, budgeting and funding, and, of course, the image-making itself. Three guest speakers add valuable input and their different perspectives on photographic projects over the course of the eight weeks. Whether you are interested in creating a photographic book and or an exhibition of your work, this workshop leads you through the necessary steps, from conception to final outcome.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.

Policies:

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Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art, One-of-a-Kind
about
Jason Langer

Jason Langer is known for his positive and encouraging instructing style, often motivating students to recognize and move past their own limitations to dig into deeper stores of creativity and expression. He excels in helping each student discover and highlight their technical and aesthetic strengths and abilities and help them find their core photographic narrative.

Jason is best known for his long-term photographic projects. His photographs often ruminate on enigmatic universal ideas stemming from his Jewish upbringing and Buddhist and Jungian concepts. He has published four monographs: Secret City (2006 Nazraeli Press), Possession (2014 Nazraeli Press), Twenty Years (2015 Radius Books), and Berlin (2022, Kerber Verlag).

Supported by grants from The Ford Family Foundation, The Joy of Giving Something Foundation, The Oregon Arts Commission, and The Wood Institute, Jason’s photographs are held in permanent collections such as the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Zimmerli Art Museum, and Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger, International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, and are represented or distributed by CLAMP (NYC), Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (Paris), and Gilman Contemporary (Sun Valley, ID). He has been published in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, American Photographer, and countless other publications and exhibits and publishes regularly. 

A popular workshop instructor, Jason is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Website: jasonlanger.com

Instagram: @jlangerphotos

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