The Photography Atelier 34 morning class is held on Thursday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm EST for 12 classes. See dates below.
Photography Atelier is a portfolio and project building course for emerging to advanced photographers taught by Molly Lamb. Participants engage in supportive critical discussions of each other’s work and leave with a better understanding of the fine art industry and with an ability to edit, talk about and sequence their own work.
The Atelier was conceived by Holly Smith Pedlosky. The first Photography Atelier took place in 2001. Karen Davis taught the Atelier for 7 years. Meg Birnbaum has taught the Atelier for the past five years. The workshop was previously offered at Radcliffe Seminars, Harvard University and Lesley Seminars and in the Seminar Series in the Arts, The Art Institute of Boston (AIB), both at Lesley University.
Instruction in the Atelier includes visual presentations based around 4 class assignments which are designed to encourage experimentation in both subject matter and approach. The remainder of the course allows for students to work on a personal project that culminates in an exhibition at the museum. Students learn the basics of how to approach industry professionals to show their work and how to prepare for a national or regional portfolio review. There is discussion of marketing materials, do-it-yourself websites, DIY book publishing and the importance of social media. Students learn the critical art of writing an artist’s statement and bio.
Any method or medium of image making is welcome although digital photography is recommended for the first half of the class when work is assigned each week. The class culminates in an exhibition at the end of the class.
The Griffin Museum of Photography honors Holly Smith Pedlosky each time we offer what we consider an important educational experience. Holly died in 2012 entrusting the class to Karen Davis and then to Meg Birnbaum. Miriam Goodman another integral part of the Atelier passed away in 2008. These women made a tremendous impact on the lives of the “Ateliesti” (students of the Photography Atelier).
The Atelier 34 morning session is held on Thursday mornings (online) from 10 am – 1 pm EST on the following dates (12 three hour sessions):
Price: Griffin Members: $595, Non-members $645.
Molly Lamb holds an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently at Rick Wester Find Art, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Danforth Art Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Center for Fine Art Photography.
In 2016 she was named a Critical Mass Top 50 recipient. In 2015 she was named a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Photography, one of Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, and one of LensCulture’s 50 Emerging Talents. Her work has been featured in Photograph, Musee Magazine, Oxford American, Harpers’ Magazine, Aint-Bad Magazine, Fraction Magazine, and Lenscratch, among others. In addition to now teaching the Photography Atelier at the Griffin Museum of Photography, she also teaches photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is represented by Rick Wester, Fine Art, New York.