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The Vitality of Ordinary Things

with Janelle Lynch

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Course Description

Where do you look for artistic inspiration? For meaning or resonance? For what’s exciting or beautiful?

In this workshop Janelle Lynch helps you reevaluate and expand your conception of what constitutes photographable subject matter, while you solidify the formal and technical skills that allow you to create memorable images that celebrate—if not transform—the ordinary.

Through prompts, short readings, and introductions to contemporary photography, you hone your visual perception, activate your curiosity, and cultivate your presence of attention.

Class time includes lessons about the elements of art and principles of design integral to making compelling images. Weekly critiques provide constructive feedback and concrete suggestions that benefit all participants. Throughout, you are encouraged to suspend your preconceptions as you engage in a process of experimentation and inspiration.

At the workshop’s end, each photographer prepares a final presentation of images celebrating the ordinary and their newly enhanced ability to make it extraordinary. You come away with a renewed discovery of the unseen, the unexpected, and possibly the unknown.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
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
about
Janelle Lynch
Janelle Lynch is an artist renowned for her large-format photographs of the landscape. Throughout her 25-year career, she has steadfastly used the medium to investigate themes related to the lifecycle, connection, and transcendence in places she’s lived, including the United States, Mexico, and Spain. While Janelle’s practice has been primarily lens-based, it increasingly incorporates alternative processes. Her decision to use them, principally the cyanotype medium, is aligned with her conceptual inquiry as she is less concerned with replicating the world as she is in imagining the unseen through unmediated contact with natural elements, paper, and light.
Janelle’s photographs reside in major public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Janelle has had several solo exhibitions, including at the Hudson River Museum, the Southeast Museum of Photography, and the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City. Notable group exhibitions include the Museum of the City of New York, and the Newark Museum, and the George Eastman Museum.
Janelle is the author of three monographs by Radius Books: Los Jardines de México (2010); Barcelona (2012); and Another Way of Looking at Love (2018). She is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography in New York and is represented by Flowers Gallery, London.

Website: janellelynch.net

Instagram: @janelle_lynch 

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