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The Griffin Museum is pleased to continue its legacy of fostering creative growth with the Photography Atelier, now in its 38th session.
This portfolio and project building course will inspire students to take new approaches to their photography practice and help guide students in finding concepts and approaches they would like to develop into a longer-term project. Supportive dialog between the instructor and student is the basis of honing the work.
We are excited to meet the needs of the next generation of photographic artists with this 9-month intensive program offered once a year, and culminating in an exhibition at the Griffin Museum at the end of the class.
The course includes all of the steps to bring a series of photographic work to readiness for a gallery exhibition. This includes writing for photography, sequencing work for presentation, printing and framing options. Each student will also have one private meeting with the instructor.
Other topics: Marketing your work via social media and preparing for next steps such as portfolio reviews. Guest Lecturers will present special topics.
The classes will meet weekly from mid-September to mid-December, breaking for the holiday season in December. Starting in January, the class will meet bi-weekly through mid-May.
Times: 6 – 9 pm EST
Location: ONLINE via the Griffin Zoom Room
Dates: 23 Tuesday sessions Sept 19 2023 – May 21 2024
Price: Griffin Members: $1995, Non-members $2045
(At registration you’ll have an option to pay in full or in 4 installments is available. Members 1st payment $495 plus 3 installments of $500 non-members $545 plus 3 installments of $500. Those who register as non-members with automatically be given a 1 year membership (value $50))
Maximum class size: 10 students
Level: Intermediate/ Advanced
Prerequisites: Students should be practiced in using manual settings on an SLR or Mirrorless camera that has interchangeable lenses. They should also be proficient in using Lightroom or other photo editing software. For the final project, any method or medium of image making is welcome although digital photography is recommended for the first half of the class when frequent assignments are given.
Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm EST
Class 1 – Sept 19
Class 2 – Sept 26
Class 3 – Oct 3
Class 4 – Oct 10
Class 5 – Oct 17
Class 6 – Oct 24
Class 7 – Oct 31
Class 8 – Nov 7
Class 9 – Nov 14
Class 10 – Nov 28
Class 11 – Dec 5
Class 12 – Dec 12
Class 13 – Jan 2
Class 14 – Jan 16
Class 15 – Jan 30
Class 16 – Feb 13
Class 17 – Feb 27
Class 18 – March 12
Class 19 – March 26
Class 20 – April 9
Class 21 – April 23
Class 22 – May 7
Class 23 – May 21
About the instructor: Jennifer McClure
Jennifer McClure is a fine art photographer based in New York City. She uses the camera to ask and answer questions. Her work is about longing, solitude, and an ambivalent yearning for connection. She often uses herself and her experiences as subject matter to explore the creation of personal mythology and the agency of identity.
After an early start, Jennifer returned to photography in 2001, taking classes at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography. In between, she acquired a B.A. in English Theory and Literature and began a long career in restaurants. Most of her projects today incorporate her love of literature; one series was inspired by a short story, another includes photos of transformative texts, still another draws titles from a long-form poem.
Jennifer was a 2019 and 2017 Critical Mass Top 50 finalist and twice received the Arthur Griffin Legacy Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Juried Exhibitions. Her first book, You Who Never Arrived, was published as one of nine Peanut Press Portfolios in 2020. She was awarded CENTER’s Editor’s Choice by Susan White of Vanity Fair in 2013 and has been exhibited in numerous shows across the country. Her work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Vogue, GUP, The New Republic, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Photo Review, Dwell, Adbusters, and PDN. Lectures include the School of Visual Arts i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration series, Fotofusion, FIT, NY Photo Salon and Columbia Teachers College. She has taught workshops for Leica Akademie, International Center of Photography, Los Angeles Center of Photography, PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo, the Maine Media Workshops, the Griffin Museum, and Fotofusion. She was a thesis reviewer and advisor for the Masters Programs at both the School of Visual Arts and New Hampshire Institute of Art. She founded the Women’s Photo Alliance in 2015.
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