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Introduction to Photographic Seeing (Online)

April 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm


Bielawski – Sunday, Apr 25, 1-2:15 pm (Online)

We are inundated with images. In the words of Susan Sontag, “The inventory started in 1839 and since then just about everything has been photographed;” the photographic eye is “insatiable.” In this class we will separate the “simple sentence” photography commonly found on Instagram, Facebook, and (most importantly) advertising from more complex, layered photography. We will also familiarize ourselves with the concepts of “first person” and “third person” photography by looking at the work of photographers like Stephen Shore, Sally Man, An-My Lê, and James van der Zee. This workshop is great for photographers of any kind, and for anyone interested in photography.

About the Instructor:

Morgan Bielawski is a writer and photographer from Northern California. She honed her photography skills at Bard College in Upstate N.Y. with professors Stephen Shore and An-My Lê; there she developed a passionate interest in film photography. Morgan writes primarily short stories and nonfiction; her work has been published in The Documentarian, Lux, and Sui Generis. She also translates stories and poems from Russian and Middle English to (Modern) English. Morgan has a BA in Written Arts, and two academic concentrations: one in film photography, and another in Russian. In her spare time, Morgan plays and records American folk music and looks after her two fish.

This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Students will receive Zoom login information the day before the class starts. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes. 


All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out. 

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!


April 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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