There comes a time when we all begin to think about our photographic legacies. What will happen to our creative output when we are gone? Will our families or heirs know what to do with all our photographs? Do we have a plan for our archives or will they end up being thrown away?
Brooks Jensen leads participants—still in our productive years—as we explore options for the preservation and distribution of original work, as well as the challenges and strategies of securing a long-term home for archives for a lifetime of images. To that end, we discuss real-world cases from photographers—both living and deceased—examining the merits of museums, galleries, university archives, special collections, and family archives.
Most importantly, we pinpoint what, precisely, you should leave behind and how to incorporate that planning into your regular creative life—strategies like editioning, provenance documentation, archival storage, and estate instructions. Beyond the disposition of your prints, negatives, transparencies, and digital files, we also explore physical and digital book publication as alternative means of preserving your creative vision.
Brooks takes time to review each participant's work and discuss the preservation strategies that make the most sense in each individual context. By the end of the five days, you have a clear, personalized action plan, ready to be implemented to safeguard your photographic legacy.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Working knowledge of digital workflow and familiarity with editing software.
On-campus housing available.
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Tuition includes a meal plan of a Sunday evening Welcome Cocktail Reception with
appetizers, breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, and dinner at the Friday
evening Image Presentations.