Spend a week on the Vineyard with master photographer Neal Rantoul making pictures, receiving feedback and exploring the island in June 2018. We will be based in Chilmark, using Rantoul’s family home for our classes and critique sessions. With daily lessons, assignments and projects we will work to expand our knowledge of the discipline and to put lessons learned into practice with frequent field trips throughout the island. Rantoul has been a summer resident of the island his whole life so knows its unique landscape and character better than most. Additionally we have the option of making aerial photographs during the week as well.
After dinner each night we will meet at the house to critique the day’s work and for slide shows, including seeing faculty work. This will be an immersive week of all things Martha’s Vineyard. Great food, legendary light and a landscape green and verdant in late spring. There is no better time to visit the Vineyard than in June, before most tourists arrive.
Your instructor, Neal Rantoul, is known to many in New England for his teaching and his photographs. Extensively exhibited, Rantoul headed the photo program at Northeastern University for thirty years. Since retiring in 2013, he has maintained an active teaching schedule with frequent workshops and has taught at the Griffin Museum within the past two years. He also is active creatively with recent exhibitions at the Fitchburg Art Museum and the New England School of Photography. Website: www.nealrantoul.com
Students should have a DSLR or mirror-less digital camera and a small assortment of lenses, from wide angle to telephoto, a sturdy tripod and a laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom as well as a back up portable hard drive. Please do not start the class with a dysfunctional laptop computer. No iPhones for this class, please!
$1,300 Course Fee. Limited to 10 students.
(Accommodation, transportation, and meals are not included.)
For more information, please contact the Neal Rantoul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Neal Rantoul
Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has taught photography since 1971. He is an emeritus professor and was head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University for thirty years and taught for thirteen years at Harvard University as well. He retired from Northeastern in January 2013. Rantoul has work in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston); the DeCordova Sculpture Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA); the Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA); the High Museum (Atlanta, GA); the Kunsthaus (Zurich, Switzerland); the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and Princeton University (NJ), among numerous other private and public collections. He is the recipient of many awards and grants, including a Whiting Foundation Fellowship; a Lightwork residency (Syracuse, NY); RSDF, FDP and IDF grants from Northeastern University; an artist in residency from the Baer Art Center in Hofsos, Iceland in 2013 and he was a finalist twice for the Massachusetts Cultural Council award. Rantoul was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston for many years and is on the Board of Corporators at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Since retiring Rantoul has been teaching workshops, traveling, lecturing and making new work. He had two shows simultaneously in 2013, one at the Danforth Museum in Framingham of wheat field pictures and another at Panopticon Gallery in Boston of aerials of the island of Martha’s Vineyard. His work is represented by 555 Gallery and he has had numerous works shown over the past few years including photographs in the exhibitions: Barbarous Coasts, Wild Thing, I Love Your Space, Devil’s Promenade, Personal Portfolio, and Monsters. Rantoul’s website is: www.nealrantoul.com