From Vision to Project

with Jon Henry

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Course Description

Having an idea or vision is one thing, but transforming that vision into a project or a long-term series can be a challenge for photographers. Over the span of five weeks, this new online workshop with Jon Henry aims to demystify the process of working on a long-term project as he assists you in its development. Participants join with either a new idea for a body of work or a project in its early stages, and from there, Jon establishes a structure to nurture and expand each individual project. By the end of the workshop, each photographer has gained practical and layered methods of viewing their work and a plan to sustain the process beyond the duration of the workshop.

Through a combination of in-class research, image review, analysis, and group critique, our goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the work we create and how to define our artistic voice. Active participation is essential as participants present new work for group critique sessions, fostering skill improvement in a supportive environment. Additionally, we review completed works by various artists to study the distinct strategies they use in making their work distinct.

Join Jon online this spring and explore the concept of taking your vision for a project to completion by making a well thought out plan.

Additional Information

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.

Portfolio Required:

Please see the Portfolio Section of Registration Information for guidelines on your submission of six images or a link to your website that highlights your experience working on long-term Projects.


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Documentary, One-of-a-Kind, Personal Project, Storytelling
© Luis Santana
Jon Henry

Jon Henry is a visual artist working with photography and text, from Queens NY (resides in Brooklyn). His work reflects on family, sociopolitical issues, grief, trauma and healing within the African American community. His work has been published both nationally and internationally and exhibited in numerous galleries including Aperture Foundation, Smack Mellon, and BRIC among others. Known foremost for the cultural activism in his work, his projects include studies of athletes from different sports and their representations.

He was recently named one of The 30 New and Emerging Photographers for 2022, selected as TIME Magazine NEXT100 for 2021 as well as included in the Inaugural 2021 Silver List. He recently was awarded the Arnold Newman Grant for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture in 2020, an En Foco Fellow, one of LensCulture’s Emerging Artists and has also won the Film Photo Prize for Continuing Film Project sponsored by Kodak.

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